IRL: Indy 500: Tony Kanaan practice day two remarks

Tony Kanaan and the ...

Tony Kanaan and the #17 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force recorded a fast lap of 222.879 mph during today's rain-shortened second day of practice for the 86th Indianapolis 500. He reached the 224.324 mph mark during Sunday's opening day of practice. Today's session was delayed almost six hours due to rain, limiting drivers to only 77 minutes of practice time. Kanaan turned a total of 25 laps.

His teammate Felipe Giaffone and the #21 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force had the third-fastest lap of the day at 225.043 mph. It was almost a full mile per hour faster than his best lap Sunday.

Defending race winner Helio Castroneves was fastest at 226.716 mph today, followed by Laurent Redon at 226.147 mph. Practice resumes Tuesday at 11 a.m. local time (noon EDT), weather permitting. Thunderstorms are predicted again for Tuesday. Pole Day qualifying set for Saturday.

TONY KANAAN

"We definitely learned a lot today, even though we didn't go as fast as we did on Sunday. We headed off in a different direction with our setup than Felipe and learned that his was the way to go today. I was pushing just a little too much today, but we will go to work to fix the problem based on what we learned from Felipe's car. I'm not worried ... yet. It's a long month. Although this weather is costing us practice time that is very, very important ... especially for the teams that have never been here before. But we are in capable hands."

-mnr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Felipe Giaffone , Helio Castroneves , Tony Kanaan , Laurent Redon , Mo Nunn