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Indy 500: Practice 5 times

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing driver Josef Newgarden was back on top of the timesheets on Wednesday, although the shine went off his day with late contact against the wall.
Josef Newgarden improved his best time of the week at Indianapolis to 222.785mph (40.3977s) on Wednesday to top the timesheets ahead of a trio of Andretti Autosport cars consisting of Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe.

On a day generally slightly slower than yesterday because of the lack of large-scale drafting activity, Dario Franchitti (221.623mph, 40.6095s) and Justin Wilson (221.420mph, 40.6468s) were among the few to improve on their best times of Indy 500 practice week in fifth and sixth positions of the day.

Elsewhere, Jean Alesi expressed safety concerns in his Lotus Fan Force United car after it emerged that he and HVM's Simona de Silvestro benefited from a turbo boost exception to set improved times earlier this week. Without that advantage, Alesi was back down to 205.389mph (43.8193s) and de Silvestro to 205.009mph (43.9005s). It also emerged that Katherine Legge is due to attempt rookie certification on Thursday morning, presumably with a Chevrolet engine.

A full report and driver quotes from practice 5 are available.

Practice 5

1. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 222.785mph 40.3977s (61 laps)
2. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 222.108mph 40.5208s + 0.1231s (60 laps)
3. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 221.763mph 40.5839s + 0.1862s (57 laps)
4. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 221.638mph 40.6067s + 0.2090s (61 laps)
5. #50 Dario Franchitti (H) 221.623mph 40.6095s + 0.2118s (87 laps)
6. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 221.420mph 40.6468s + 0.2491s (49 laps)
7. #39 Bryan Clauson (H) 221.031mph 40.7182s + 0.3205s (51 laps)
8. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 220.911mph 40.7404s + 0.3427s (82 laps)
9. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 220.856mph 40.7506s + 0.3529s (51 laps)
10. #17 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 220.802mph 40.7605s + 0.3628s (50 laps)
11. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 220.718mph 40.7761s + 0.3784s (38 laps)
12. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 220.616mph 40.7948s + 0.3971s (98 laps)
13. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 220.305mph 40.8525s + 0.4548s (54 laps)
14. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 220.238mph 40.8648s + 0.4671s (53 laps)
15. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 220.060mph 40.8980s + 0.5003s (47 laps)
16. #41 Wade Cunningham (H) 219.946mph 40.9192s + 0.5215s (29 laps)
17. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 219.802mph 40.9459s + 0.5482s (58 laps)
18. #25 Ana Beatriz (C) 219.761mph 40.9536s + 0.5559s (61 laps)
19. #99 Townsend Bell (H) 219.724mph 40.9605s + 0.5628s (61 laps)
20. #30 Michel Jourdain (H) 219.280mph 41.0434s + 0.6457s (82 laps)
21. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 219.021mph 41.0919s + 0.6942s (43 laps)
22. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 218.921mph 41.1108s + 0.7131s (46 laps)
23. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 217.705mph 41.3404s + 0.9427s (15 laps)
24. #12 Will Power (C) 217.604mph 41.3596s + 0.9619s (11 laps)
25. #14 Mike Conway (H) 217.232mph 41.4304s + 1.0327s (41 laps)
26. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 216.741mph 41.5243s + 1.1266s (114 laps)
27. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 216.255mph 41.6175s + 1.2198s (6 laps)
28. #5 EJ Viso (C) 215.512mph 41.7611s + 1.3634s (63 laps)
29. #64 Jean Alesi (L) 205.389mph 43.8193s + 3.4216s (46 laps)
30. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 205.009mph 43.9005s + 3.5028s (57 laps)

Total Laps: 1632
C=Chevy, H=Honda, L=Lotus

Combined practice times

1. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 223.676mph 40.2367s Practice 4 (181 laps)
2. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 222.785mph 40.3977s Practice 5 (240 laps)
3. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 222.025mph 40.5359s Practice 4 (189 laps)
4. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 221.864mph 40.5653s Practice 4 (221 laps)
5. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 221.855mph 40.5671s Practice 4 (213 laps)
6. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 221.814mph 40.5746s Practice 4 (230 laps)
7. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 221.677mph 40.5997s Practice 4 (111 laps)
8. #50 Dario Franchitti (H) 221.623mph 40.6095s Practice 5 (187 laps)
9. #17 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 221.526mph 40.6272s Practice 2 (210 laps)
10. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 221.499mph 40.6323s Practice 3 (223 laps)
11. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 221.420mph 40.6468s Practice 5 (236 laps)
12. #39 Bryan Clauson (H) 221.173mph 40.6922s Practice 2 (181 laps)
13. #12 Will Power (C) 221.169mph 40.6929s Practice 4 (211 laps)
14. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 220.856mph 40.7506s Practice 5 (222 laps)
15. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 220.718mph 40.7761s Practice 5 (180 laps)
16. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 220.703mph 40.7788s Practice 4 (132 laps)
17. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 220.305mph 40.8525s Practice 5 (151 laps)
18. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 220.304mph 40.8527s Practice 3 (220 laps)
19. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 220.094mph 40.8916s Practice 4 (222 laps)
20. #41 Wade Cunningham (H) 219.946mph 40.9192s Practice 5 (156 laps)
21. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 219.802mph 40.9459s Practice 5 (246 laps)
22. #25 Ana Beatriz (C) 219.761mph 40.9536s Practice 5 (175 laps)
23. #99 Townsend Bell (H) 219.724mph 40.9605s Practice 5 (137 laps)
24. #30 Michel Jourdain (H) 219.280mph 41.0434s Practice 5 (235 laps)
25. #19 James Jakes (H) 219.036mph 41.0892s Practice 3 (231 laps)
26. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 218.921mph 41.1108s Practice 5 (223 laps)
27. #83T Charlie Kimball (H) 218.812mph 41.1312s Practice 2 (62 laps)
28. #14 Mike Conway (H) 218.648mph 41.1620s Practice 4 (172 laps)
29. #5 EJ Viso (C) 218.345mph 41.2192s Practice 3 (222 laps)
30. #11T Tony Kanaan (C) 217.741mph 41.3335s Practice 1 (20 laps)
31. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 217.435mph 41.3916s Practice 4 (238 laps)
32. #9T Scott Dixon (H) 217.244mph 41.4281s Practice 1 (8 laps)
33. #8T Rubens Barrichello (C) 216.724mph 41.5274s Practice 3 (49 laps)
34. #50T Dario Franchitti (H) 215.896mph 41.6867s Practice 1 (19 laps)
35. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 214.745mph 41.9101s Practice 2 (12 laps)
36. #17 Marco Andretti (C) 214.737mph 41.9118s Practice 1 (4 laps)
37. #8 Tony Kanaan (C) 213.664mph 42.1223s Practice 2 (5 laps)
38. #64 Jean Alesi (L) 211.516mph 42.5499s Practice 3 (155 laps)
39. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 210.315mph 42.7930s Practice 4 (135 laps)

Total Laps: 6264
C=Chevy, H=Honda, L=Lotus


Related Pictures

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Simona De Silvestro (#78) during practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012, F. Peirce Williams, LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Hunter-Reay #28 Team DHL Sun Drop Citrus Soda Andretti Autosport during practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012 Dan R. Boyd LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Hunter-Reay waits on pitlane prior to practice at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson and Charlie Kimball go side-by-side for the start of the Pocono INDYCAR 500 (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay with an early pit stop during the Pocono INDYCAR 500 (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson exits Turn 2 during practice for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Justin Wilson waits on pit lane prior to qualifications for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves celebrates second place (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on pit road (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads Ryan Briscoe (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on pit lane prior to qualifications for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves heads down the Long Pond Straightaway during practice for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag as he races to victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Race winner Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates with Helio Castroneves and Carlos Munoz on the podium after the Pocono IndyCar 500. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya crosses the finish line to win at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)

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