IRL: Indy 500: Sharp, Fisher day three summary

Scott Sharp No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone "Today was mainly spent working on our race set-up. In the past we've spent a lot of time at the speedway working mainly on a qualifying set-up and I think that has hurt us on race day. So this...

Scott Sharp No. 8 Delphi/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone

"Today was mainly spent working on our race set-up. In the past we've spent a lot of time at the speedway working mainly on a qualifying set-up and I think that has hurt us on race day. So this year, we have decided that although qualifying is important, we want to make sure that we have a good race package. You spend 364 days a year thinking about winning the Indianapolis 500 so that is our goal."

Position: 19th
Speed: 216.787 mph
Time: 41.5155 seconds
Total Laps: 92 Total (49--# 8, 43--#8T)

Sarah Fisher. No. 39 Bryant/CAN/Dallara/Toyota/Firestone

"We kind of got lost after coming back out this afternoon. We tried some splits and springs but we aren't to the point of fine-tuning yet. We're still trying to get something that is fast and consistent and everything all in one package. We had to backtrack a little bit on some of the changes we made but I think we made good progress. We were fighting the wind in our last outing and despite that, we were still consistent."

Position: 23rd
Speed: 216.069 mph
Time: 41.6533 seconds
Total Laps: 78

Indianapolis 500 Fast Facts

*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.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Scott Sharp