Rahal goes from 34th to 1st during Indy 500 practice
INDIANAPOLIS » Graham Rahal’s oneday turnaround looked good and felt even better. Now he needs to prove it wasn’t a fluke.
Just 24 hours after finishing 34th out of 35 on the Indianapolis 500 practice speed charts, the 29-year-old American jumped into the top spot with a fast lap of 226.047 mph. The only driver to top 226 Thursday heads into the weekend with a little momentum.
“It’s cooler to lead practice than being 34th because you don’t have to answer all the questions about being 34th,” Rahal said. “But today was a very good day. We found some pace and at the end of the day we found some things that will help us. That last run was the best I have felt in traffic.”
Rahal was Wednesday.
Tony Kanaan, the second-fastest Thursday at 225.896 and the 2013 race winner, acknowledged everyone’s curious to see what happens when series organizers boost the horsepower by about 50 Friday and for qualifying weekend. clocked at 222.102