The time trials for the final three spots in the IZOD Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge - which had also been cancelled on Wednesday because of the weather - were also finally completed on Thursday morning. The simulated four-tyre-and-fuel pit stops saw Tony Kanaan/KV Racing Technology-Lotus, Mike Conway/Andretti Autosport and Helio Castroneves/Team Penske go through to the finals to be held on Carb Day a week on Friday. KVRT's top time was 7.895s.
What's Will Power's plan for Fast Friday? "I think tomorrow, early on, we'll be working on race stuff, and then we'll start trimming out for qualifying," he said. "I think it's pretty important to focus on the race. You could spend a lot of time screwing around with qualifying things, and then it'll be different conditions the next day. We have to have a good car in the race. That's what we'll be focusing on."
"Tomorrow will be all about speed for us," said his team mate Castroneves. "It's going to be fun!"