IMS has been very busy today with drivers going out to make simulated qualifying runs. Instead of just tracking fastest laps, we are alsomtracking four lap averages.
The top four lap averages as of 3 pm:
Ed Carpenter Racing looks the strongest overall, and Andretti drivers aren’t far behind.
Takuma Sato has the fastest single lap at 234.753 mph
Current conditions – 80 degrees and cloudy. Tomorrow for quaqlifying the forecast is sunny and 72 degrees., mch different from today.
Another huge crowd is on hand today. Free parking inside turn 3 was fullt by 10 am.
I talked to Doug Boles a few minutes ago. He told me that Wednesday’s attendance was the biggest practice crowd since they started scanning tickets. Yesterday’s crowd was a little short of a record. He was very happy with the crowd at the GMR Grand Prix last Saturday.
Alexander Rossi just turned in the third best four lap average,
Pato O’Ward went 243 mph in the turn 3 trap. Kirkwood had a speed of 242 through that area.
Back later as things develop.