Afternoon Update

Davison Crash

James Davison crashed hard in turn two. The back end of the car seemed to snap as he entered the turn. The team was concerned about his speed being fast enough to make the race and they were trying something new. Davison was cle3ared to drive by the medical team.

The tub of the at is okay, but the gearbox is damaged. Making the race has turned very iffy for this team.

Ferucci to Drive Car #19 in Detroit for Coyne

Santino Ferucci and car owner Dale Coyne

Santino Ferucci will replace Pietro Fittipaldi in car 19 at the Dual in Detroit June 2 and 3. Ferucci currently drives in GP2 and is a reserve driver for Haas F1 team. The Detroit race weekend is on a Formula 1 off week.  He will have a test the week after the 500.

Ferucci said the biggest difference between GP2 and Indycar will be the jump in power. His long term goal is still F1. He is looking to gain some seat time since GP2 testing is limited. Ferucci’s last race in the United States was a Formula Ford 200 race at Mid-Ohio.

Practice Update

At 4:15 Marco Andretti continues to lead with a 231.802 lap. Robert Wickens is second at 231.732. Ed Carpenter is the only other driver over 231 mph. Oriol Servia is the only other drive over 230.

At the other end of the chart J. R. Hildebrand and Jack Harvey are the two slowest with speeds in the 226 range.

Will Power leads the No Tow list with 229 mph.  His Teammates Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud are second and third.


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