INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Newest on Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (all times on-site):
Indy Lights newcomer Oliver Askew overtook team-mate Ryan Norman the start-finish line and won the Freedom 100 times only 0.0067 seconds, the fourth-closest result in the history of the race.
Askew took the lead in the final round, and Norman seemed to be able to use the draft for the win. He swung past the back on the outside and led through the first two corners. Norman then dived inward as he tried to keep Askew off the line.
Askew went a little deeper and a little faster. won the race on Friday in the width of his front wing for Andretti Autosport. It also gave Askew the lead in the series through seven of 1
Rinus VeeKay was third in a race in which the top five were separated by sixths of a second.
Chris Windom and David Malukas walked away from their tattered Indy Lights cars after driving a few laps into Freedom 100 on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Windom was in a shattering Silver Crown crash at Hoosier Hundred on Thursday night and said he was glad to leave. He was equally fortunate to leave on Friday when Malukas lost control at a speed of 200 mph and Windom's car climbed against a wall and surfed over the front fence panel could repair the barrier.
Indy Lights is considered the top feeder series for IndyCar.
Tony Kanaan had the fastest lap of the Indianapolis 500's last practice session, while Team Penske barely made it to the top 10, defending race winner Will Power's nose had in front.
Kanaan drives for AJ Foyt Enterprises.
Rookie driver Santino Ferrucci finished second for Dale Coyne Racing, and former race winner Takuma Sato finished third in his Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Chevy led behind Canaan, but the next six cars carried Honda power.
Pole sitter Simon Pagenaud took 22nd place on the speed map, although it is difficult to tell who was in traffic and who was outdoors. Pagenaud still sounded confident in his ride for Sunday.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the creation of the Robin Miller Award, named after the longtime motorsport author, to honor those dedicated to the service of car racing.
Miller received a badge as the first recipient on Carb Day on the Speedway.
Miller, who has contracted cancer in recent years, received the award to celebrate his five decades on the racetrack. The presentation was attended by some of the most famous drivers of his time, including A.J. Foyt, Bobby Unser, Johnny Rutherford and Mario Andretti.
Andretti celebrates 50 years since his victory in the 1969 race.
IndyCar has announced that it will launch an "Aeroscreen" from Red Bull Advanced Technologies for the protection of the cockpit developed next season.
The safety section virtually covers the open-air cockpit with a clear screen anchored through and on a titanium frame. The aim is to protect drivers from flying foreign objects.
Justin Wilson died in 2015 when a piece of dirt hit his helmet during a race in Pocono.
IndyCar has tested various windshield concepts, including one from PPG Aerospace, which the drivers used in testing last year. Although the drivers testing the windscreen did not report any problems, extensive testing at the PPG plant in Alabama found that more work was required prior to implementation.
IndyCar was able to use this research to provide Red Bull with additional data and information for the development of the current design.
Chris Windom plans to launch the Freedom 100 on Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, following a heavy crash on Thursday night during the Hoosier Hundred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds silver crown had come.
Windom's car turned sideways on the front track and turned at least six times before finally settling to rest on its wheels. Windom managed to run away on his own.
"Very grateful that he has moved away from this," Windom said.
The 28-year-old makes his Indy Lights debut in the Freedom 100 for Belardi Auto Racing with support from Jonathan Byrd Racing. The 40-lap race begins after the last training session for the Indy 500.
The annual celebration of the Carb Day before the 103rd Run of the Indianapolis 500 had a bad start to heavy weather rolled on Friday over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Speedway even closed its gates for a short time as lightning lit up the sky.
The storms were soon to be forgiven, leaving behind them a hot, humid day for thousands of fans who want to complete the final training before the Indy 500. Also on deck on Friday are the Indy Lights race, the pit stop competition and a concert hosted by Foreigner.
It was a rainy month in May in Indianapolis more rain in the forecast for this weekend. Some meteorologists have predicted a rain probability of 90 percent on race day.
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