Indianapolis 500: EJ Viso fastest on day three

EJ Viso was fastest on a severely-curtailed third day of practice for the Indianapolis 500, with drivers getting just an hour's worth of total green flag time before the session was ended by thunderstorms

Indianapolis 500: EJ Viso fastest on day three

Viso, who is standing in for James Hinchcliffe while the Canadian continues to recover from a concussion sustained at last weekend's IndyCar race on the IMS road course, managed to squeeze in a total of 43 laps with a best average of 224.488mph.

Andretti stable-mate Kurt Busch, who is continuing preparations to become the fourth driver to complete the Indy 500/Charlotte 600 double on the same weekend, finished up second-quickest at 224.159mph ahead of Penske's Juan Pablo Montoya, who caused the final yellow before the session was ended when his car rolled to a stop at Turn 4.

Despite the rain, 31 drivers were able to squeeze in some running, with Sebastian Saavedra making his first appearance since his car was heavily damaged in a start-line accident on the road course on Saturday. The Colombian completed a seven-lap shakedown before the rain arrived.

Of the 33 confirmed entries, only Buddy Lazier and James Davison are still yet to make their first appearance in practice, although a handful of other drivers including Katherine Legge are continuing to scramble to put together 11th-hour deals.

Pos Driver Team/Engine Speed Time Gap Laps 1. EJ Viso Andretti/Honda 224.488 40.0912s 43 2. Kurt Busch Andretti/Honda 224.159 40.1501s +0.0589s 39 3. Juan Pablo Montoya Penske/Chevy 224.115 40.1580s +0.0668s 25 4. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti/Honda 223.612 40.2482s +0.1570s 53 5. Marco Andretti Andretti/Honda 223.605 40.2495s +0.1583s 23 6. Scott Dixon Ganassi/Chevy 223.235 40.3163s +0.2251s 53 7. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt/Honda 223.063 40.3473s +0.2561s 29 8. Josef Newgarden Fisher/Honda 222.652 40.4218s +0.3306s 45 9. Sage Karam Ganassi/Chevy 222.635 40.4249s +0.3337s 46 10. Takuma Sato Foyt/Honda 222.483 40.4525s +0.3613s 20 11. Carlos Munoz Andretti/Honda 222.402 40.4672s +0.3760s 40 12. Ryan Briscoe Ganassi/Chevy 222.364 40.4741s +0.3829s 39 13. Townsend Bell KV/Chevy 222.249 40.4951s +0.4039s 42 14. Helio Castroneves Penske/Chevy 222.196 40.5048s +0.4136s 56 15. Tony Kanaan Ganassi/Chevy 221.972 40.5456s +0.4544s 40 16. Charlie Kimball Ganassi/Chevy 221.937 40.5520s +0.4608s 33 17. JR Hildebrand Carpenter/Chevy 221.737 40.5886s +0.4974s 33 18. Will Power Penske/Chevy 221.610 40.6118s +0.5206s 57 19. Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt/Honda 221.316 40.6659s +0.5747s 26 20. Justin Wilson Coyne/Honda 221.184 40.6901s +0.5989s 19 21. Ed Carpenter Carpenter/Chevy 220.898 40.7428s +0.6516s 26 22. Jacques Villeneuve Schmidt/Honda 220.890 40.7442s +0.6530s 32 23. Sebastien Bourdais KV/Chevy 220.856 40.7506s +0.6594s 22 24. Alex Tagliani Fisher/Honda 220.146 40.8820s +0.7908s 21 25. Graham Rahal Rahal/Honda 219.703 40.9644s +0.8732s 37 26. Oriol Servia Rahal/Honda 219.674 40.9698s +0.8786s 17 27. Carlos Huertas Coyne/Honda 219.345 41.0312s +0.9400s 43 28. Pippa Mann Coyne/Honda 219.282 41.0430s +0.9518s 37 29. Martin Plowman Foyt/Honda 218.380 41.2125s +1.1213s 21 30. Sebastian Saavedra KV/Chevy 208.985 43.0652s +2.9740s 7 All drivers use Dallara chassis 
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