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DATE News (chronologically)
05/18/17
IRL
Thursday Recap from Indy (Update)
UPDATE Added today's times below. Note Fernando Alonso up to 4th quick almost the same speed as his two teammates in 2nd and 3rd.

05/18/17 All 33 cars made their appearance on pit road today, with only Buddy Lazier not taking a lap on the track. While Jay Howard (Schmidt-Peterson car) topped the speed charts with a 226.744 lap, it's doubtful that many of the rest of the teams trimmed things out for a pole simulation.

Tomorrow, the cars get the extra qualification boost. Rightly or wrongly, IndyCar feels the need to trim 1/4 second or so per lap to make a more exciting qualification event. So if the weather permits, look for vastly faster speeds tomorrow.

The other notable news of the day was the appearance of John Andretti. The long-time CART/IRL/IndyCar/NASCAR/NHRA driver (did I forget any?) was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. As most people know, stage 4 is where it has spread to other body parts, and it's deadly serious. He's spearheading an effort to get us to have a colonoscopy once we're over age 50 -- John found his during his first colonoscopy.

-- Tim Wohlford, reporting from IMS

Results

PosNoNameFTimeDiffGapFLLapsFSpeedEngine
177Jay Howard39.6920.00000.0000986226.744Honda
228Ryan Hunter-Reay39.8540.16130.1613979225.826Honda
327Marco Andretti39.8740.18190.02061877225.709Honda
429Fernando Alonso39.8900.19780.01597496225.619Honda
52Josef Newgarden39.9190.22690.02911135225.455Chevy
624Sage Karam39.9670.27470.0478264225.185Chevy
783Charlie Kimball39.9750.28260.00793891225.141Honda
816Oriol Servia40.0290.33660.05405174224.837Honda
926Takuma Sato40.0410.34840.01189999224.771Honda
1018Sebastien Bourdais40.0490.35660.00821440224.725Honda
117Mikhail Aleshin40.0690.37690.0203990224.611Honda
1212Will Power40.0780.38550.008628103224.563Chevy
1398Alexander Rossi40.0890.39610.0106972224.503Honda
1422Juan Pablo Montoya40.0940.40180.0057650224.471Chevy
153Helio Castroneves40.1060.41330.01156117224.407Chevy
169Scott Dixon40.1090.41670.0034887224.388Honda
1715Graham Rahal40.1160.42330.00666192224.351Honda
1819Ed Jones40.1190.42690.00366164224.331Honda
1914Carlos Munoz40.1260.43400.0071671224.291Chevy
2020Ed Carpenter40.1690.47710.0431568224.051Chevy
218Max Chilton40.2180.52510.04805053223.783Honda
2221JR Hildebrand40.2490.55630.03124072223.610Chevy
231Simon Pagenaud40.2790.58690.03066881223.440Chevy
2410Tony Kanaan40.3370.64410.05724758223.123Honda
2563Pippa Mann40.3500.65770.01361654223.048Honda
265James Hinchcliffe40.4190.72610.068415100222.670Honda
274Conor Daly40.4280.73530.0092667222.620Chevy
2840Zach Veach40.4560.76380.02853637222.463Chevy
2950Jack Harvey40.6730.98030.21658092221.279Honda
3088Gabby Chaves40.8411.14870.16847182220.366Chevy
3111Spencer Pigot40.8711.17870.03002473220.204Chevy
3217Sebastian Saavedra40.9911.29860.11991437219.560Chevy
3344Buddy Lazier17:39.6091019.91701018.6180118.494Chevy
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