IRL: Indy 500: Scott Sharp day 11 report

Delphi Fernandez Racing Trackside Report May 20, 2005 Sharp Fourth Quickest on Final Full Day of Practice Weather: At the start of practice, overcast and windy with temperatures at 63 F and winds out of the northeast at 13 mph. At 3:00 pm, 68 F...

Delphi Fernandez Racing Trackside Report May 20, 2005
Sharp Fourth Quickest on Final Full Day of Practice

Weather: At the start of practice, overcast and windy with temperatures at 63 F and winds out of the northeast at 13 mph. At 3:00 pm, 68 F with winds at 10 mph out of the east. At 5:00 pm, temperatures at 65 F with northeast winds at 13 mph.

Practice Summary: Sharp went out for practice at 12:00 pm, completing 45 laps during his first practice run to post a top speed of 224.382 mph. He was shown in fourth position when the team returned to the garage. He returned to the track at 3:00 pm, completing his second and final run of the day just past the start of "Happy Hour". Sharp turned an additional 61 laps posting a top speed of 225.786 mph. He was shown in third position at the time.

Scott Sharp, #8 Delphi Panoz/Honda/Firestone:

"We'll go out tomorrow just to get a feel for the condition change with a little bit warmer weather, but we made some good progress today. The track was certainly different. We tuned around it pretty well and got going really good there at the end. This is what happens at Indianapolis. The conditions change so easily and everyone has to make the right adjustments to get the car back to where they want it. I am real happy with the day. I feel we were pretty strong there at the end. The car was working well in traffic and seemed to be relatively quick as well, so things are good."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp