The IZOD IndyCar Series teams get to practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway more than any other circuit on the entire calendar, but all things come to an end and Bump Day saw the ninth and last of the practice sessions that drivers have to prepare themselves for the start of the 97th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 26.

Although there is another hour on Friday morning on so-called 'Carb Day', that's primarily used as a shakedown to ensure that the new engines fitted to all cars this week for use in the race are in full working order. After that there is a single ten-minute engine warm-up an hour before the race, and then it's the green flag to get the show underway.

That means that for those drivers not still seeking a qualifying time to get into the grid, Sunday was about getting some running in trying to fine-tune the race set-ups for their cars rather than flat-out speed. Accordingly, the top five times on the speed charts went drivers still occupied with making it through Bump Day: Rahal Letterman Lanigan's Graham Rahal led the way with a time of 39.7238s (226.564mph), over two tenths faster than Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing's Josef Newgarden. However, in their qualifying runs the balance went the other way and it was Newgarden who set the fastest time to claim 25th position on the grid for next weekend's race, while Rahal will start from 26th ahead of Dragon Racing's Sebastian Saavedra.

After an initial first hour of uninterrupted track time, the plan was for practice to work around Bump Day qualifying for a six hour session starting at noon. As soon as any car presented itself in the qualifying inspection line, the track would go yellow to clear other drivers back to their pit stalls for the duration. In fact, after the first 65 minutes in which nine of the ten drivers completed their single qualifying attempt and provisionally put themselves onto the grid, the track was handed over to the whole field for practice and only interrupted for two routine track inspections and three debris cautions. A final stoppage 33 minutes from the end was needed following Will Power's glancing contact with the outside wall exiting turn 4.

The tenth driver still to qualify, Michel Jourdain Jr., turned 39 practice laps as the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team tried desperately to find a set-up for the #17 that gave the Mexican driver sufficient confidence to even attempt a qualifying run. It came to nothing and shortly before the end of the session they were forced to concede defeat: ten minutes before the gun fired, the #17 was wheeled back to the garage and the shutters closed on Jourdain's race hopes. (

**See separate story**.)

See the full starting grid and qualifying times for the 2013 Indianapolis 500.

Pictures from all of the qualifying and practice sessions.

**Practice 9 times**1.

*#15* **Graham Rahal** (H) 226.564mph

**39.7238s** *Leader* (123 laps)

2.

*#21* **Josef Newgarden** (H) 225.279mph

**39.9504s** *+ 0.2266s* (104 laps)

3.

*#91* **Buddy Lazier** (C) 225.167mph

**39.9704s** *+ 0.2466s* (35 laps)

4.

*#41* **Conor Daly *** (H) 224.764mph

**40.0420s** *+ 0.3182s* (19 laps)

5.

*#6* **Sebastian Saavedra** (C) 224.698mph

**40.0537s** *+ 0.3299s* (94 laps)

6.

*#25* **Marco Andretti** (C) 224.278mph

**40.1287s** *+ 0.4049s* (62 laps)

7.

*#4* **JR Hildebrand** (C) 223.681mph

**40.2359s** *+ 0.5121s* (47 laps)

8.

*#81* **Katherine Legge** (H) 223.569mph

**40.2561s** *+ 0.5323s* (50 laps)

9.

*#1* **Ryan Hunter-Reay** (C) 223.271mph

**40.3097s** *+ 0.5859s* (80 laps)

10.

*#7* **Sebastien Bourdais** (C) 223.076mph

**40.3450s** *+ 0.6212s* (144 laps)

11.

*#77* **Simon Pagenaud** (H) 222.816mph

**40.3920s** *+ 0.6682s* (77 laps)

12.

*#12* **Will Power** (C) 222.780mph

**40.3986s** *+ 0.6748s* (102 laps)

13.

*#27* **James Hinchcliffe** (C) 222.750mph

**40.4041s** *+ 0.6803s* (60 laps)

14.

*#3* **Helio Castroneves** (C) 222.731mph

**40.4074s** *+ 0.6836s* (93 laps)

15.

*#9* **Scott Dixon** (H) 222.698mph

**40.4135s** *+ 0.6897s* (171 laps)

16.

*#26* **Carlos Munoz *** (C) 222.656mph

**40.4211s** *+ 0.6973s* (75 laps)

17.

*#14* **Takuma Sato** (H) 222.617mph

**40.4281s** *+ 0.7043s* (107 laps)

18.

*#5* **EJ Viso** (C) 222.587mph

**40.4336s** *+ 0.7098s* (59 laps)

19.

*#2* **AJ Allmendinger *** (C) 222.255mph

**40.4941s** *+ 0.7703s* (99 laps)

20.

*#10* **Dario Franchitti** (H) 222.145mph

**40.5141s** *+ 0.7903s* (136 laps)

21.

*#11* **Tony Kanaan** (C) 222.085mph

**40.5251s** *+ 0.8013s* (80 laps)

22.

*#22* **Oriol Servia** (C) 221.897mph

**40.5593s** *+ 0.8355s* (126 laps)

23.

*#8* **Ryan Briscoe** (H) 221.601mph

**40.6135s** *+ 0.8897s* (125 laps)

24.

*#20* **Ed Carpenter** (C) 221.538mph

**40.6251s** *+ 0.9013s* (51 laps)

25.

*#60* **Townsend Bell** (C) 221.147mph

**40.6970s** *+ 0.9732s* (46 laps)

26.

*#19* **Justin Wilson** (H) 221.037mph

**40.7171s** *+ 0.9933s* (109 laps)

27.

*#16* **James Jakes** (H) 220.818mph

**40.7575s** *+ 1.0337s* (118 laps)

28.

*#98* **Alex Tagliani** (H) 220.804mph

**40.7602s** *+ 1.0364s* (76 laps)

29.

*#78* **Simona De Silvestro** (C) 220.746mph

**40.7708s** *+ 1.0470s* (99 laps)

30.

*#83T* **Charlie Kimball** (H) 220.530mph

**40.8108s** *+ 1.0870s* (76 laps)

31.

*#18* **Ana Beatriz** (H) 219.897mph

**40.9283s** *+ 1.2045s* (51 laps)

32.

*#17* **Michel Jourdain Jr** (H) 219.843mph

**40.9383s** *+ 1.2145s* (39 laps)

33.

*#55* **Tristan Vautier *** (H) 219.229mph

**41.0529s** *+ 1.3291s* (24 laps)

34.

*#17* **Graham Rahal** (H) 202.260mph

**44.4971s** *+ 4.7733s* (5 laps)

*Total Laps: 2762*** Denotes Rookie**(C) Chevrolet, (H) Honda***Combined practice times**1.

*#12* **Will Power** (C) 229.808mph

**39.1631s** *Practice 8* (410 laps)

2.

*#5* **EJ Viso** (C) 229.537mph

**39.2093s** *Practice 7* (462 laps)

3.

*#2* **AJ Allmendinger *** (C) 229.086mph

**39.2866s** *Practice 8* (427 laps)

4.

*#25* **Marco Andretti** (C) 228.754mph

**39.3435s** *Practice 7* (400 laps)

5.

*#21* **Josef Newgarden** (H) 228.609mph

**39.3685s** *Practice 8* (384 laps)

6.

*#26* **Carlos Munoz *** (C) 228.520mph

**39.3839s** *Practice 7* (526 laps)

7.

*#15* **Graham Rahal** (H) 228.318mph

**39.4187s** *Practice 8* (319 laps)

8.

*#77* **Simon Pagenaud** (H) 228.029mph

**39.4687s** *Practice 8* (408 laps)

9.

*#3* **Helio Castroneves** (C) 227.978mph

**39.4775s** *Practice 8* (401 laps)

10.

*#78* **Simona De Silvestro** (C) 227.965mph

**39.4797s** *Practice 8* (404 laps)

11.

*#8* **Ryan Briscoe** (H) 227.606mph

**39.5420s** *Practice 8* (458 laps)

12.

*#4* **JR Hildebrand** (C) 227.549mph

**39.5519s** *Practice 7* (283 laps)

13.

*#9* **Scott Dixon** (H) 227.254mph

**39.6032s** *Practice 8* (563 laps)

14.

*#22* **Oriol Servia** (C) 227.237mph

**39.6063s** *Practice 7* (428 laps)

15.

*#60* **Townsend Bell** (C) 227.160mph

**39.6196s** *Practice 7* (213 laps)

16.

*#20* **Ed Carpenter** (C) 227.086mph

**39.6325s** *Practice 8* (400 laps)

17.

*#10* **Dario Franchitti** (H) 227.080mph

**39.6336s** *Practice 7* (512 laps)

18.

*#14* **Takuma Sato** (H) 227.038mph

**39.6410s** *Practice 7* (462 laps)

19.

*#27* **James Hinchcliffe** (C) 226.983mph

**39.6506s** *Practice 7* (423 laps)

20.

*#1* **Ryan Hunter-Reay** (C) 226.919mph

**39.6617s** *Practice 7* (469 laps)

21.

*#11* **Tony Kanaan** (C) 226.822mph

**39.6787s** *Practice 7* (416 laps)

22.

*#98* **Alex Tagliani** (H) 226.812mph

**39.6804s** *Practice 7* (376 laps)

23.

*#7* **Sebastien Bourdais** (C) 226.736mph

**39.6938s** *Practice 7* (405 laps)

24.

*#16* **James Jakes** (H) 226.559mph

**39.7247s** *Practice 8* (270 laps)

25.

*#6* **Sebastian Saavedra** (C) 226.442mph

**39.7453s** *Practice 8* (446 laps)

26.

*#18* **Ana Beatriz** (H) 226.327mph

**39.7655s** *Practice 8* (368 laps)

27.

*#19* **Justin Wilson** (H) 226.199mph

**39.7879s** *Practice 8* (483 laps)

28.

*#63* **Pippa Mann** (H) 225.880mph

**39.8441s** *Practice 8* (167 laps)

29.

*#83* **Charlie Kimball** (H) 225.816mph

**39.8555s** *Practice 8* (341 laps)

30.

*#91* **Buddy Lazier** (C) 225.167mph

**39.9704s** *Practice 9* (77 laps)

31.

*#55* **Tristan Vautier *** (H) 224.943mph

**40.0101s** *Practice 8* (266 laps)

32.

*#41* **Conor Daly *** (H) 224.764mph

**40.0420s** *Practice 9* (355 laps)

33.

*#17* **Michel Jourdain Jr** (H) 224.228mph

**40.1377s** *Practice 8* (394 laps)

34.

*#25* **James Hinchcliffe** (C) 224.210mph

**40.1410s** *Practice 4* (26 laps)

35.

*#81* **Katherine Legge** (H) 223.569mph

**40.2561s** *Practice 9* (50 laps)

36.

*#21T* **Josef Newgarden** (H) 222.340mph

**40.4785s** *Practice 3* (162 laps)

37.

*#27* **Marco Andretti** (C) 221.972mph

**40.5456s** *Practice 4* (22 laps)

38.

*#83T* **Charlie Kimball** (H) 220.633mph

**40.7917s** *Practice 1* (92 laps)

39.

*#15T* **Graham Rahal** (H) 220.360mph

**40.8423s** *Practice 3* (117 laps)

40.

*#16T* **James Jakes** (H) 219.191mph

**41.0601s** *Practice 4* (163 laps)

41.

*#10T* **Dario Franchitti** (H) 218.842mph

**41.1255s** *Practice 1* (6 laps)

42.

*#9T* **Scott Dixon** (H) 218.143mph

**41.2574s** *Practice 1* (6 laps)

43.

*#8T* **Ryan Briscoe** (H) 217.773mph

**41.3274s** *Practice 2* (12 laps)

44.

*#2* **Helio Castroneves** (C) 216.620mph

**41.5475s** *Practice 1* (13 laps)

45.

*#17* **Graham Rahal** (H) 202.260mph

**44.4971s** *Practice 9* (5 laps)

*Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 13390*** Denotes Rookie**(C) Chevrolet, (H) Honda*