Sato leads at midway level on Day 2 of Indy 500 observe
Takuma Sato’s No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda sat atop the sector of 32 drivers collaborating within the second day of observe because it reached the midway level within the 5h30m session.
The 2017 Indy 500 winner (225.693mph) held the sting over Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly, whose No. 47 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy (225.106mph) was shut behind as groups targeting race setup work whereas working within the draft. A.J. Foyt Racing’s Charlie Kimball was third within the No. four Chevy (224.613mph), Arrow McLaren SP’s Fernando Alonso was fourth within the No. 66 Chevy (224.363mph), and Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing and Byrd and Belardi’s James Davison held fifth within the No. 51 Honda.
The 33rd driver, Ben Hanley from DragonSpeed, will take to the observe as soon as the session is over at 5:30 p.m. ET to conduct his refresher necessities within the No. 81 Chevy.
Separate from the very best speeds earned whereas drivers tow one another across the 2.5-mile superspeedway, the no-tow report — which information the very best particular person laps with out the advantage of drafting — had Colton Herta’s No. 88 Andretti Steinbrenner Racing Honda in first (221.895mph), Andretti teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay within the No. 28 Honda (221.777mph) in second, and ECR’s Rinus VeeKay within the No. 21 Chevy (221.693mph) holding third.
Working has been incident-free, with cautions thrown just for observe inspections.