IRL: Indy 500: Robby Gordon Opening Day summary

INDIANAPOLIS -- Robby Gordon used Sunday's opening day of practice for the May 30 Indianapolis 500 for minimal set-up laps on both his primary and backup Meijer/Coca-Cola Dallara-Chevrolets. In just six laps, late in the afternoon, Gordon...

INDIANAPOLIS -- Robby Gordon used Sunday's opening day of practice for the May 30 Indianapolis 500 for minimal set-up laps on both his primary and backup Meijer/Coca-Cola Dallara-Chevrolets. In just six laps, late in the afternoon, Gordon went 215.317 mph in his primary car. Earlier, he did a 209.733 mph speed in 11 laps in the backup Meijer entry. Scott Dixon was fastest for the day at 219.760 mph in more than 20 laps.

"Today's goal was to run both cars and not have any problems," said Gordon. "It was a good function-check day and that was Thomas' (Knapp, team manager/engineer) plan all along. We tried one new setup on the backup car and then went back to what we learned in the test here a week ago."

Gordon finished 10th in Saturday night's NASCAR Busch Series race at Gateway International Raceway in his Fruit of the Loom Chevrolet and remains fifth in the Busch Series point standings.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Robby Gordon , Scott Dixon