IRL: Indy 500: Mo Nunn Racing practice day nine notes

Felipe Giaffone ...

Felipe Giaffone
#21 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force

Tony Kanaan
#21T Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force

Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing teammates Tony Kanaan and Felipe Giaffone clocked the third- and fourth-fastest practice times of the day in preparation for the 86th Indianapolis 500, and they were the fastest two drivers among those who have already qualified for the May 26 event.

Kanaan, driving the #21T Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force back-up car, reached 227.660 mph today around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. His primary #17 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet spent the day at team headquarters undergoing race-day preparations. Kanaan, who nailed down the fifth spot on the starting grid during Pole Day qualifications last Saturday, recorded a total of 69 practice laps today in the back-up car.

Giaffone, who qualified fourth for the Indy 500 last Saturday, put in 73 practice laps today and reached a fast lap of 227.353 mph. His primary car is expected to go to the team race shop for race-day preparations beginning Thursday.

Both Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing entries, who focused exclusively on long fuel and tire runs today, carry associate sponsorship from WorldCom.

Two drivers who have yet to qualify for the race, teammates Airton Dare and Greg Ray, had to two fastest laps today - Dare at 228.628 mph and Ray at 227.909 mph.

Practice resumes Thursday with Bump Day of final qualifying set for Sunday. Twenty-four cars are qualified so far for the traditional 33-car field.


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Greg Ray , Felipe Giaffone , Airton Daré , Tony Kanaan , Mo Nunn