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Indy 500: Bump Day warm-up times

With most of the big name drivers and teams still in bed recovering from Pole Day celebrations, a quiet warm-up session was left to those suffering even bigger headaches.
It was a subdued morning-after-the-qualifying-day-before at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as the teams and drivers still to make it onto the grid for next weekend's 96th Indy 500 shook their cars down in the Sunday morning warm-up practice in readiness for the six-hour Bump Day session.

Only ten cars took the opportunity to come out on track, including eight of the nine cars still to qualify for the race. Ed Carpenter was the missing name, with the team still working hard to prepare the back-up car after Carpenter lost his primary car on Saturday afternoon in the heaviest of three crashes seen on Pole Day. With no late entries likely, all are expected to make the starting grid for the race albeit in the back three rows in an order to be decided during today's Bump Day session.

Also making use of the track being open were the Ganassi duo of Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, who were evidently anxious about their lack of form on Pole Day and keen to try out some set-up tweaks to their cars at the first available opportunity.

Even so, no one was pushing particularly hard in the hazy, muggy but relatively cool morning conditions, and only half of the ten cars went over 220mph during the 60 minute session. The top time was 223.752mph (40.2231s) set by Oriol Servia, 0.0491s ahead of Sebastien Bourdais.

The weather forecast remains good for Bump Day, although an approaching weather front may cause cooler and cloudier conditions late in the qualifying session. Rain and thunderstorms are predicted overnight, but the long range forecast for next weekend and for Race Day remains positive.

Practice 9

1. #22 Oriol Servia Panther/DRR-Chevrolet 223.752mph 40.2231s (20 laps)
2. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon-Chevrolet 223.479mph 40.2722s + 0.049 (11 laps)
3. #41 Wade Cunningham AJ Foyt-Honda 222.794mph 40.3961s + 0.173 (10 laps)
4. #6 Katherine Legge Dragon-Chevrolet 222.156mph 40.5121s + 0.289 (15 laps)
5. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt-Honda 221.423mph 40.6461s + 0.423 (5 laps)
6. #39 Bryan Clauson SFHR-Honda 216.649mph 41.5419s + 1.319 (16 laps)
7. #50 Dario Franchitti Ganassi-Honda 216.55mph 41.5608s + 1.338 (24 laps)
8. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi-Honda 215.858mph 41.6940s + 1.471 (30 laps)
9. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM-Lotus 214.498mph 41.9584s + 1.735 (6 laps)
10. #64 Jean Alesi Fan Force United-Lotus 209.156mph 43.0301s + 2.807s (8 laps)

Total Laps: 145
C=Chevy, H=Honda, L=Lotus



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