Carpenter Hits 234.4, Fastest Since Luyendyk in 1996

Ed Carpenter turned a lap in this morning of 234.410 mph. It was the fastest lap at IMS since Arie Luyendyk’s 236 mph lap in 1996.

Jimmie Johnson was fastest in Group 1 with a lap of 233,961 mph.

Both of the fast laps were aided by a tow.

Only 23 cars ran laps this morning.

The three best laps without a tow were

Scott Dixon 233,340

Alexander Rossi 233.295

Rinus VeeKay 233.205

The best four lap averages:

The Dale Coyne cars of Takuma Sato and David Malukas did not practice this morning. neither did Team Penske.

Qualifying is scheduled for 11 am. The weather radar shows a possible storm right around 11 and another one around 2:30. With track drying, it may be tough to get through the qualifying line. Keep checking for updates @tutorindie the rest of the day.