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Marco Andretti leads Day 2 of Indy 500 practice

Marco Andretti Indy 500 Practice 2

Marco Andretti during Indy 500 practice. Photo: IndyCar

Michael Harding

Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti led the way on Day 2 of practice for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

Andretti’s best lap of 227.053 mph was the only lap above the 227 mph mark on a day in which many focused on race runs. The day was also clean, with the only stoppages coming in the form of routine track inspections, resulting in over 3,300 laps turned around the 2.5-mile oval.

Scott Dixon was second fastest on the day with a lap of 226.329 mph. Takuma Sato and Robert Wickens turned quicks laps of 226.108 mph and 226.098 mph late in the day. Charlie Kimball rounded out the Top 5 with a quick lap of 225.887 mph.

Of note: Tony Kanaan, who was sixth quickest overall, had the quickest non-tow lap of 223.048 mph.

Tony Kanaan Indy 500 Practice 2

Tony Kanaan during Indy 500 practice. Photo: IndyCar

Chris Jones

At the other end of the speed charts, Conor Daly, Stefan Wilson, James Davison, Graham Rahal, and Zachary Claman De Melo were the bottom five on the day - taking spots 31-35 - with Daly having the slowest non-tow lap of the 35 drivers at 217.113 mph.

Other notables were Gabby Chaves (seventh), Josef Newgarden (11th), Danica Patrick (12th), Helio Castroneves (18th), Alexander Rossi (19th), Ryan Hunter-Reay (22nd), Simon Pagenaud (24th), James Hinchcliffe (29th), and Sebastien Bourdais (30th).

Results are below. Practice continues tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET.

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