TCGR - Indianapolis 500 Day-End Report
IZOD IndyCar Series Bump Day/Practice for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 20
 
Practice 9
P1 Oriol Servia (No.22 Chevrolet) at 223.752 mph
P2 Sebastien Bourdais (No.7 Chevrolet) at 223.479 mph
P3 Ed Carpenter (No.20 Chevrolet) at 222.886 mph
P11 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 220.090 mph
P13 Dario Franchitti (No.50 Honda) at 219.911 mph
 
NOTES
·         Franchitti a total of 114, in the ninth practice for the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
·         The team focused solely on race setup and longer runs with just one practice session remaining (Carb Day on Friday) before the race next Sunday.
·         As a result of yesterday’s qualifying session, the No.9 and No.50 Target teams will start the Indianapolis 500 from 15th and 16th positions, respectively.
 
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Dario Franchitti:  “I’m hopeful Honda brings some upgrades for the race.  We are all working hard, both Honda and the Target team.  Today we ran a lot out there, about 100 laps I think overall.  We worked hard and found some good stuff and some bad stuff.  We’re obviously hoping the good stuff pays off for us next Sunday.  We wanted to see today how little down force we could run out there with the car.  It’s going to be tricky and this place is never easy especially when it’s hot and slippery like it was today.  That might be an advantage for us as we won it here last time when it was hot and slippery.”
 
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
Streets of downtown Baltimore
Sunday, September 1, 2013
TV:  2:00 p.m. EST on NBCSN