Practice Report: Fast Friday

May 18, 2019

 

INDIANAPOLIS -- "Turn up the boost and turn 'em loose!"  So it went on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway today as teams spent the last full day of practice trimming out their cars in search of speed. The engine manufacturers gave the teams a slight increase in boost which saw 12 cars top 230 mph including Tony Kanaan in the No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet.

 

Tony Kanaan: “It was an okay day, this day is always nerve-wracking. You try to judge what you’re going to have for tomorrow. You’re on the edge because you have to run qualifying runs but at the same time you don’t want to crash the car because you don’t want to give the guys extra work. To me this is the worst day, A.J. didn’t even show up today, that’s how nervous he was. I’m glad we went okay. We’re decent and I believe with the early draw, we have a pretty good chance. If we’re top four rows, I’ll be extremely pleased because I think we can win from there.”

Total Laps Run: 21

Top Speed: 230.011

No Tow Speed/Rank: 228.481/17

Matheus Leist: “Busy day here at the track. A lot of stuff going on most of the day. Just getting as comfortable with the car as I can for tomorrow. We did a lot of changes through the day and the last two runs I felt way more comfortable with the car than I did earlier. I think we had a pretty decent day. I think we are in the mix and we just have to go through qualifying tomorrow and do a clean, smooth run and see where we qualify.”

Total Laps Run: 29

Top Speed: 228.741

No Tow Speed/Rank: 227.233mph/28