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SPORT NEWS – Rossi tops no-tow leaderboard on Quick Friday at Indy

Rossi tops no-tow leaderboard on Quick Friday at Indy



The one factor that mattered at present on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had been uncooked, unadulterated miles per hour. Not like many of the working from Tuesday by way of Thursday the place circulating in packs and dealing on race setups passed off, Quick Friday—with 90 further horsepower—was all about qualifying preparations.

It added new significance to monitoring the No-Tow Report speeds, which the NTT IndyCar Collection’ timing and scoring workforce ship by filtering out all laps which have lower than a 10-second hole between vehicles across the 2.5-mile oval. If, for instance, a driver is working 9 seconds behind one other automobile, that lap could be excluded from the NTR.

Solely laps with a niche of 10 seconds or extra—sufficient to be thought-about as freed from an aerodynamic tow—make it onto the NTR, with one of the best of every driver’s NTR laps represented beneath from Quick Friday. Though the NTR checklist is on no account a assure every driver will qualify in an analogous place on Saturday and Sunday, it does give a stable indicator of which vehicles have wholesome velocity and which drivers will likely be going to mattress tonight with rather a lot on their minds.

  1. Alexander Rossi – 231.598 – Honda
  2. Graham Rahal – 231.518 – Honda
  3. Pato O’Ward – 231.510 – Chevy
  4. Scott Dixon – 231.502 – Honda
  5. Takuma Sato – 231.379 – Honda
  6. Colton Herta – 231.348 – Honda
  7. Marcus Ericsson – 231.226 – Honda
  8. Alex Palou – 231.208 – Honda
  9. Santino Ferrucci – 230.924 – Honda
  10. Ed Carpenter – 230.901 – Chevy
  11. Jack Harvey – 230.772 – Honda
  12. Tony Kanaan – 230.762 – Honda
  13. Pietro Fittipaldi – 230.666 – Honda
  14. Rinus VeeKay – 230.647 – Chevy
  15. Stefan Wilson – 230.514 – Honda
  16. Helio Castroneves – 230.512 – Honda
  17. Josef Newgarden – 230.479 – Chevy
  18. Conor Daly – 230.386 – Chevy
  19. Dalton Kellett – 230.197 – Chevy
  20. Scott McLaughlin – 230.037 – Chevy
  21. Juan Pablo-Montoya – 229.956 – Chevy
  22. Ryan Hunter-Reay – 229.910 – Honda
  23. Marco Andretti – 229.908 – Honda
  24. J.R. Hildebrand – 229.812 – Chevy
  25. Ed Jones – 229.794 – Honda
  26. Simon Pagenaud – 229.792 – Chevy
  27. Felix Rosenqvist – 229.691 – Chevy
  28. James Hinchcliffe – 229.584 – Honda
  29. Sage Karam – 229.536 – Chevy
  30. Simona de Silvestro – 229.477
  31. Sebastian Bourdais – 229.426
  32. Will Energy – 229.163 – Chevy
  33. Max Chilton – 229.086 – Chevy
  34. Charlie Kimball – 226.743 – Chevy
  35. R.C. Enerson – 226.055 – Chevy

A special efficiency metric associated to qualifying was additionally produced, which reveals one of the best four-lap averages. Not like the NTR, the four-lap knowledge doesn’t account for laps through the qualifying simulations the place a tow was offered. Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan’s Ed Jones is an ideal instance: P25 on the NTR, however P9 on the four-lap common, which reveals a giant tow was concerned.

Much like the NTR, the highest 12 beneath on the four-lap averages wouldn’t be well-served as a betting information.

  1. Marcus Ericsson – 231.950 – Honda
  2. Colton Herta – 231.727 – Honda
  3. Pato O’Ward – 231.522 – Chevy
  4. Alexander Rossi – 230.999 – Honda
  5. Stefan Wilson – 230.844 – Honda
  6. Takuma Sato – 230.820 – Honda
  7. Ed Carpenter – 230.424 – Chevy
  8. Santino Ferrucci – 230.365 – Honda
  9. Ed Jones – 230.252 – Honda
  10. Rinus VeeKay – 230.234 – Chevy
  11. Ryan Hunter-Reay 230.217 – Honda
  12. Scott Dixon – 230.182 – Honda
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SPORT NEWS – Rossi tops no-tow leaderboard on Quick Friday at Indy
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