1) Practice was cancelled after 5 minutes of running due to rain. 2) Qualifying positions for the Kelley entries are No. 8--12, No. 8T--9, No. 39--60, No. 39T--36 Scott Sharp No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone "We would have really liked...
1) Practice was cancelled after 5 minutes of running due to rain.
2) Qualifying positions for the Kelley entries are No. 8--12, No. 8T--9, No. 39--60, No. 39T--36
Scott Sharp No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone
"We would have really liked to get a couple of hours in today just to get the car back to where we were yesterday before the crash happened, as opposed to trying to sort things out in an hour of practice session tomorrow morning. If the weather forecast holds like it says it will, tomorrow looks to be a more consistent day and we're going to go give it everything we've got. As for the crash really setting us back I don't think that is the case. We didn't have a front row car to begin with and both the No. 8 and No. 8T cars have been pretty equal in speed. Our focus when we arrived was on the race and that has not changed "
Sarah Fisher. No. 39 Bryant/CAN/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone
"There is nothing better than getting laps in at the Speedway and in the last two days I think we've gotten maybe 12 laps combined. So it's been tough to sit and watch and just hang out in the engineering office. We have learned some things in the first couple of days on track that we need to transfer to our qualifying set up. I'm pretty disappointed that we didn't get to run today, I was looking forward to at least getting an hour on track to try some of the things that we have learned. But hey, we've got tomorrow morning to practice and nothing says we have to go out immediately and qualify. We'll see what happens."
Indianapolis 500 Fast Facts
*Today's fast lap by Sarah Fisher is the first time ever that a woman has been the fastest in practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
*2004 will be Sharp's tenth year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his 85th career start, his 77th consecutive IndyCar start--an IRL record-- his seventh season with Kelley Racing and his eighth IndyCar season. In 2003, he started ninth and finished 20th after an accident.
*In 2002, Fisher qualified ninth, posting the fastest one and four-lap qualifying speeds by a woman in Indianapolis 500 history. Finished 24th, four laps down which was her best finish at Indianapolis.