Kanaan Tops Indy 500 Day Two

Tony Kanaan continued Andretti-Green Racing's domination of the 2005 Indianapolis 500 by posting the fastest time on a rain-shortened second day of official practice

Kanaan Tops Indy 500 Day Two

The Brazilian recorded an average speed of 227.453mph, beating teammate Dan Wheldon's fastest practice speed of 226.808mph, set in day one.


Kanaan said: "I got a big tow around the whole lap and I've got to thank the Newman Haas boys, Bruno Junqueira and Sebastien Bourdais for that. They were doing a long run and I was trying to get around by myself to feel the car, but they towed me around, so it was a good lap.

"I think we can feel the grooves a lot more with the new surface. It looks like there's a lot of grip out there, we've just got to make the race line a little wider. It looks pretty slippery to go two wide."

Female rookie Danica Patrick continued to impress with the second fastest speed, however her teammate Buddy Rice only completed nine laps after crashing at Turn Two.

Former IRL series Champion Scott Dixon was third after switching back to a Panoz chassis. The New Zealander had run a Dallara during the first day's practice and last month's race in Motegi, Japan, and found an extra seven miles per hour after the switch. He improved from yesterday's 219.601mph to 226.816mph.

Indianapolis 500 practice, Day Two:

Pos  Car  Driver              Make-Engine        Speed (mph)
 1.   11  Tony Kanaan         Dallara-Honda      227.453
 2.   16  Danica Patrick      Panoz-Honda        226.944
 3.   9T  Scott Dixon         Panoz-Toyota       226.816
 4.   27  Dario Franchitti    Dallara-Honda      226.253
 5.    8  Scott Sharp         Panoz-Honda        226.159
 6.   70  Richie Hearn        Panoz-Chevrolet    226.090
 7.   26  Dan Wheldon         Dallara-Honda      225.849
 8.   17  Vitor Meira         Panoz-Honda        225.714
 9.   4T  Tomas Scheckter     Dallara-Chevrolet  225.709
10.   95  Buddy Lazier        Dallara-Chevrolet  225.632
11.    5  Adrian Fernandez    Panoz-Honda        225.217
12.   36  Bruno Junqueira     Panoz-Honda        224.746
13.    6  Sam Hornish Jr.     Dallara-Toyota     224.521
14.   55  Kosuke Matsuura     Panoz-Honda        224.393
15.    3  Helio Castroneves   Dallara-Toyota     224.264
16.  10T  Darren Manning      Panoz-Toyota       224.245
17.   37  Sebastien Bourdais  Panoz-Honda        223.462
18.   15  Buddy Rice          Panoz-Honda        222.804
19.   33  Ryan Briscoe        Panoz-Toyota       222.595
20.    7  Bryan Herta         Dallara-Honda      222.584
21.    2  Tomas Enge          Dallara-Chevrolet  222.107
22.   24  Roger Yasukawa      Dallara-Honda      222.070
23.   83  Patrick Carpentier  Dallara-Toyota     219.867
24.   51  Alex Barron         Dallara-Toyota     219.077
25.   21  Jaques Lazier       Panoz-Toyota       218.533
26.  91T  Paul Dana           Dallara-Toyota     218.030
27.   20  Ed Carpenter        Dallara-Toyota     217.564
28.   22  Jeff Ward           Dallara-Toyota     213.587

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