Brack fastest in Indy testing

Kenny Brack became the second driver in four days to top 231mph at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, lapping the circuit at 231.039mph during practice yesterday (Wednesday).

Brack fastest in Indy testing

The Swede's fastest time marked the second successive day in which Honda outran Toyota in their ongoing intense battle to become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the Indy 500. Scott Sharp was second fastest for Toyota, followed by Gil de Ferran (Toyota), Greg Ray (Honda) and Tony Kanaan (Honda).

Like others who have topped the speed charts in preparation for the 87th Indy 500, Brack used a tow from another car to set his fastest lap. "Speeds like that are artificial," he said, "but today was the first day we started to trim out our car. We ran pretty fast yesterday, but we hadn't trimmed everything out yet."

Having been cleared to drive following an injury in the Motegi race, Brazilian Kanaan's return is going well, although slower than he's like. "I'm still a bit behind after missing those first two days [of practice]," said the Andretti Green Racing star. "But the car feels good. We're taking it one day at a time, and I'm happy."

Bryan Herta was also in action for Andretti Green Racing. The Champ Car veteran practiced in the car Robby Gordon will race, so that he is prepared in case the NASCAR star is unable to start the race. Herta will drive for the team in place of Dario Franchitti for the two IRL IndyCar races after Indy.

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