Castroneves, Toyota Fastest At Indy As Pole Day Nears - Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) became the first driver to top the daily time sheets for a second time as he registered Thursday's fastest lap in preparation for Saturday's Pole Day for...
Castroneves, Toyota Fastest At Indy As Pole Day Nears
- Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) became the first driver to top the daily time sheets for a second time as he registered Thursday's fastest lap in preparation for Saturday's Pole Day for the 88th running of the Indianapolis 500. In addition, Castroneves has now finished in the top-two three times in the five practice days and in the top-four on four of five days. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner has the greatest finishing record of any driver in '500' history with two wins and a second in three races.
- With Helio Castroneves finishing on top today, it marks the third time in five practice days that a Toyota-powered driver has finished the day as fastest overall. Scott Dixon led Sunday's session, while Castroneves has now topped the time charts on Monday and Thursday.
- Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) placed third overall today 0x2022 his top practice position of the week and his fourth straight day in the top-10 overall. The two-time IndyCar Series champ finished just .0368 behind his teammate Helio Castroneves for the top spot.
Helio Castroneves, #3 Marlboro Toyota, Marlboro Team Penske: "I think we made some definite improvements in the car today. After the rain, the track was not as fast today, but we were able to make some gains and go faster."
Toyota Drivers Indy Day 5
1. #3 Helio Castroneves
3. #6 Sam Hornish Jr.
14. #1T Darren Manning
21. #8 Scott Sharp
23. #12T Tora Takagi
24. #14 A.J. Foyt IV
25. #41 Larry Foyt
26. #12T Tora Takagi
27. #25 Marty Roth
28. #39 Sarah Fisher
Practice continues Friday, May 14 at 12 noon EDT/11 a.m. CDT