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2013 Indy 500: Practice 8 times

Penske's Will Power topped the two hour pre-qualifying practice session on Saturday morning, setting the fastest time so far of anyone at Indianapolis.
Chevrolet continued to head the times at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but in the final short pre-qualifying practice session on Saturday morning it was Penske rather than Andretti Autosport to claim the honours with Will Power setting a new top speed for the week of 229.808mph (39.1631s).

That was 0.1235s faster than his team mate for the weekend AJ Allmendinger, who was showing absolutely no signs of being a 'rookie' on his first-ever Pole Day morning heading into his maiden Indy 500.

And the Honda stable showed that no one should be counting them out just yet either, with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing's Josef Newgarden, Rahal Letterman Lanigan's Graham Rahal and Schmidt-Hamilton Motorsport's Simon Pagenaud next fstest ahead of the remaining Penske running Helio Castroneves who settled in for a relatively sedate sixth position.

Conditions started off foggy, gloomy and rather humid, and also still a little damp following the storms that had swept over Indianapolis yesterday afternoon and curtailed Fast Friday practice. Drivers with a late qualifying draw decided that they had little to gain from coming out - and everything to lose if they ended up crashing. As a result, not everyone decided it was worth heading out for the two-hour session, the first half of which was split into two groups: only 25 of the 33 drivers took to the track, with Conor Daly in particular grateful of the opportunity to shakedown the rebuilt #41 after its Thursday crash.

Qualifying was due to start at 11am EST but was delayed due to light rain.

Practice 8 times

1. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 229.808mph 39.1631s (21 laps)
2. #2 AJ Allmendinger Penske (C) 229.086mph 39.2866s + 0.1235s (14 laps)
3. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 228.609mph 39.3685s + 0.2054s (10 laps)
4. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 228.318mph 39.4187s + 0.2556s (29 laps)
5. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 228.029mph 39.4687s + 0.3056s (25 laps)
6. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 227.978mph 39.4775s + 0.3144s (13 laps)
7. #8 Ryan Briscoe Ganassi (H) 227.606mph 39.5420s + 0.3789s (23 laps)
8. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 227.254mph 39.6032s + 0.4401s (24 laps)
9. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 227.086mph 39.6325s + 0.4694s (13 laps)
10. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 227.069mph 39.6355s + 0.4724s (19 laps)
11. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 226.768mph 39.6881s + 0.5250s (13 laps)
12. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 226.680mph 39.7036s + 0.5405s (13 laps)
13. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 226.650mph 39.7088s + 0.5457s (19 laps)
14. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 226.559mph 39.7247s + 0.5616s (28 laps)
15. #60 Townsend Bell Panther (C) 226.553mph 39.7258s + 0.5627s (5 laps)
16. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 226.442mph 39.7453s + 0.5822s (38 laps)
17. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 226.199mph 39.7879s + 0.6248s (13 laps)
18. #78 Simona de Silvestro KV Racing (C) 225.963mph 39.8296s + 0.6665s (11 laps)
19. #63 Pippa Mann Dale Coyne (H) 225.880mph 39.8441s + 0.6810s (13 laps)
20. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 225.816mph 39.8555s + 0.6924s (23 laps)
21. #18 Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne (H) 225.287mph 39.9490s + 0.7859s (20 laps)
22. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 224.943mph 40.0101s + 0.8470s (13 laps)
23. #91 Buddy Lazier Lazier Partners (C) 224.588mph 40.0734s + 0.9103s (21 laps)
24. #17 Michel Jourdain Jr. RLL (H) 224.228mph 40.1377s + 0.9746s (19 laps)
25. #41 Conor Daly AJ Foyt (H) 223.121mph 40.3368s + 1.1737s (36 laps)

Total laps: 476
* Denotes Rookie
(C) Chevrolet, (H) Honda

Combined practice times

1. #12 Will Power (C) 229.808mph 39.1631s Practice 8 (308 laps)
2. #5 EJ Viso (C) 229.537mph 39.2093s Practice 7 (403 laps)
3. #2 AJ Allmendinger * (C) 229.086mph 39.2866s Practice 8 (328 laps)
4. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 228.754mph 39.3435s Practice 7 (338 laps)
5. #21 Josef Newgarden (H) 228.609mph 39.3685s Practice 8 (277 laps)
6. #26 Carlos Munoz * (C) 228.520mph 39.3839s Practice 7 (451 laps)
7. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 228.318mph 39.4187s Practice 8 (185 laps)
8. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 228.029mph 39.4687s Practice 8 (331 laps)
9. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 227.978mph 39.4775s Practice 8 (304 laps)
10. #8 Ryan Briscoe (H) 227.606mph 39.5420s Practice 8 (328 laps)
11. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 227.549mph 39.5519s Practice 7 (236 laps)
12. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 227.254mph 39.6032s Practice 8 (381 laps)
13. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 227.237mph 39.6063s Practice 7 (302 laps)
14. #60 Townsend Bell (C) 227.160mph 39.6196s Practice 7 (161 laps)
15. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 227.086mph 39.6325s Practice 8 (349 laps)
16. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 227.080mph 39.6336s Practice 7 (371 laps)
17. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 227.038mph 39.6410s Practice 7 (351 laps)
18. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 226.983mph 39.6506s Practice 7 (363 laps)
19. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 226.919mph 39.6617s Practice 7 (389 laps)
20. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 226.822mph 39.6787s Practice 7 (336 laps)
21. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 226.812mph 39.6804s Practice 7 (300 laps)
22. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 226.736mph 39.6938s Practice 7 (261 laps)
23. #16 James Jakes (H) 226.559mph 39.7247s Practice 8 (152 laps)
24. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 226.442mph 39.7453s Practice 8 (345 laps)
25. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 226.199mph 39.7879s Practice 8 (374 laps)
26. #78 Simona de Silvestro (C) 225.963mph 39.8296s Practice 8 (300 laps)
27. #63 Pippa Mann (H) 225.880mph 39.8441s Practice 8 (167 laps)
28. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 225.816mph 39.8555s Practice 8 (341 laps)
29. #18 Ana Beatriz (H) 225.287mph 39.9490s Practice 8 (312 laps)
30. #55 Tristan Vautier * (H) 224.943mph 40.0101s Practice 8 (242 laps)
31. #91 Buddy Lazier (C) 224.588mph 40.0734s Practice 8 (42 laps)
32. #17 Michel Jourdain Jr (H) 224.228mph 40.1377s Practice 8 (355 laps)
33. #25 James Hinchcliffe (C) 224.210mph 40.1410s Practice 4 (26 laps)
34. #41 Conor Daly * (H) 223.121mph 40.3368s Practice 8 (336 laps)
35. #21T Josef Newgarden (H) 222.340mph 40.4785s Practice 3 (162 laps)
36. #27 Marco Andretti (C) 221.972mph 40.5456s Practice 4 (22 laps)
37. #83T Charlie Kimball (H) 220.633mph 40.7917s Practice 1 (16 laps)
38. #15T Graham Rahal (H) 220.360mph 40.8423s Practice 3 (117 laps)
39. #16T James Jakes (H) 219.191mph 41.0601s Practice 4 (163 laps)
40. #10T Dario Franchitti (H) 218.842mph 41.1255s Practice 1 (6 laps)
41. #9T Scott Dixon (H) 218.143mph 41.2574s Practice 1 (6 laps)
42. #8T Ryan Briscoe (H) 217.773mph 41.3274s Practice 2 (12 laps)
43. #2 Helio Castroneves (C) 216.620mph 41.5475s Practice 1 (13 laps)

Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 10562
* Denotes Rookie
(C) Chevrolet, (H) Honda



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Will Power on Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Saturday May 18, 2013. (Picture Credit: Forrest Mellott for IndyCar Media)
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