TCGR Indianapolis 500 Day-End Report
IZOD IndyCar Series Practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Wednesday, May 16
 
Practice 5
P1 Josef Newgarden (No.67 Honda) at 222.785 mph
P2 Marco Andretti (No.26 Chevrolet) at 222.108 mph
P5 Dario Franchitti (No.50 Honda) at 221.623 mph
P12 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 220.616 mph
 
NOTES
·         Franchitti a total of 87, in the fifth practice for the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
·         Today the Target team focused on race runs/simulations, full fuel loads and running in traffic for the first time.
·         TCGR has visited Indianapolis Motor Speedway 18 times, making 38 starts with 19 different drivers.  Three times, TCGR drivers have started from the pole (1993: Arie Luyendyk; 2002: Bruno Junqueira; 2008: Dixon) and 10 times from the front row.
·         Franchitti currently ranks 15th in the number of laps led in the Indianapolis 500.  In eight starts, he has led 306 laps.  If he leads 27 laps, he will surpass Louis Meyer for 14th on the list.
 
TCGR Quoteboard
 
Dario Franchitti:  “We worked on a lot of stuff.  It was another productive day for the Target team, just finding our way around this car and just finding out what it likes.  We ran in traffic for the first time, and it actually went pretty well.  I caught a nice balance.  We’re just trying to zero in on what we need for the ‘500.’  That’s where we are.  I think we learned some big stuff today.  We put together what Scott (Dixon) learned, and Charlie (Kimball) and Graham (Rahal).  Hopefully, we’ll come out tomorrow even stronger.”
 
Target Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 (12:00 pm ET on ABC).
 
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Grand Prix of Baltimore
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Sunday, September 1, 2013
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