Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rookie Rossi Leads Practice

Photo credit: Chris Jones/Indianapolis Motor Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS – Alexander Rossi, with a lap of 231.249 mph, was the fastest in Saturday’s practice before qualifying for the 100th Indianapolis 500. The rookie, driving for Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian (that’s a mouthful, eh), was just ahead of fellow Honda driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (231.107 mph).

Several notables, including Simon Pagenaud, Marco Andretti and Ed Carpenter, did not practice at all. Scott Dixon, another potential Fast Nine contender, turned just three laps.

Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 2:15 p.m.

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