Patrick Continues to Make History

Danica Patrick continued to make history in the Indianapolis, becaming today the first woman to lap the Speedway at over 229mph

Patrick Continues to Make History

Patrick was the fastest driver in the final practice session before qualifying for this year's Indy 500. She set the fastest lap, with a speed of 229.880mph, becoming the first driver, along with second place Dario Franchitti, to reach 229mph this month.

Patrick and Franchitti line up as favourites, along with Tony Kanaan, for today's qualifying event, which will see the first 22 spots being determined.

Indianapolis 500 Pre-Qualifying Practice Results:

Pos Driver Make-Engine Speed Laps 1. Danica Patrick Panoz-Honda 229.880 31 2. Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 229.422 32 3. Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 228.920 27 4. Vitor Meira Panoz-Honda 228.666 40 5. Sam Hornish Jr Dallara-Toyota 228.356 37 6. Scott Sharp Panoz-Honda 227.953 29 7. Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 227.602 25 8. Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Chevy 227.574 27 9. Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 227.493 31 10. Kosuke Matsuura Panoz-Honda 227.239 34 11. Buddy Lazier Dallara-Chevy 227.226 24 12. Sebastien Bourdais Panoz-Honda 227.045 27 13. Adrian Fernandez Panoz-Honda 226.645 37 14. Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 226.568 30 15. Tomas Enge Dallara-Chevy 226.560 14 16. Bryan Herta Dallara-Honda 226.503 25 17. Scott Dixon Panoz-Toyota 225.765 32 18. Bruno Junqueira Panoz-Honda 225.696 21 19. Ryan Briscoe Panoz-Toyota 225.025 20 20. Darren Manning Panoz-Toyota 224.071 35 21. Richie Hearn Panoz-Chevy 223.927 31 22. Alex Barron Dallara-Toyota 221.751 22 23. Patrick Carpentier Dallara-Toyota 221.136 16 24. Jaques Lazier Panoz-Toyota 220.250 28 25. Ed Carpenter Dallara-Toyota 220.072 37 26. AJ Foyt IV Dallara-Toyota 218.105 19 27. Marty Roth Dallara-Chevy 217.849 29 28. Jeff Ward Dallara-Toyota 216.939 36 29. Larry Foyt Dallara-Toyota 211.935 19 
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