Will Power tops 229mph in Carb Day practice

The final hour of Indy 500 practice has come to a close.

INDIANAPOLIS - The final hour of practice for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 is in the books and it's Will Power at the top of the charts. In the aggressive hour of drafting and passing, the Team Penske driver went 229.020mph.

"It means nothing really, it's just a big draft," said Power. "It's all about how well you can pass. Our plan is to just stay up there all day."

"No one is going to want to lead because you can't get away. You also have to pit earlier and then you get shuffled back. If you got a good car, you could actually pull away in the old days but now, you're a sitting duck."

Pole-sitter Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Simon Pagenaud, and Takuma Sato rounded out the top five, all topping 228mph.

Bryan Clauson was slowest of all at 222.098mph. All cars posted a time and there were no on-track incidents. Helio Castroneves, tenth on the charts, ran the most laps in the one-hour session at 52.

Juan Pablo Montoya, who was battling boost issues, ran the least at just 15.

Complete session results to follow...

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Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Sub-event Media Day
Track Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Drivers Will Power
Article type Practice report
Tags team penske