Wheldon Fastest; Brack Hits 225

Dan Wheldon set the fastest time of today's practice session for the Indianapolis 500, with a best lap speed of 227.320mph

Wheldon Fastest; Brack Hits 225

Wheldon, who qualified for the race in 16th on the grid, beat pole sitter Tony Kanaan by nearly a mile per hour - 15 hundredths of a second - despite running only 81 laps, compared to Kanaan's 108.

But today's practice was dominated by the return of 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Brack, who stepped in to replace injured Buddy Rice in the Rahal/Letterman Racing seat.

Brack, who retired from IRL after a massive crash at the end of 2003, set the seventh fastest time in practice today, after running a whopping total of 129 laps. His best speed was 225.774mph.

Brack's teammate Danica Patrick, who qualified in fourth, was only ninth fastest, after completing 77 laps.

Practice for the May 29th Indy 500 race continues tomorrow.

Pos Driver Chassis-Engine Speed Time Laps 1. Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 227.320 39.5918 81 2. Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 226.488 39.7372 + 0.1454 108 3. Adrian Fernandez Panoz-Honda 226.042 39.8156 + 0.2238 119 4. Kosuke Matsuura Panoz-Honda 225.989 39.8249 + 0.2331 110 5. Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 225.976 39.8272 + 0.2354 120 6. Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 225.865 39.8468 + 0.2550 63 7. Kenny Brack Panoz-Honda 225.774 39.8628 + 0.2710 129 8. Scott Sharp Panoz-Honda 225.410 39.9272 + 0.3354 111 9. Danica Patrick Panoz-Honda 225.260 39.9538 + 0.3620 77 10. Vitor Meira Panoz-Honda 225.098 39.9826 + 0.3908 128 11. Bryan Herta Dallara-Honda 224.710 40.0516 + 0.4598 88 12. Buddy Lazier Dallara-Chevrolet 224.621 40.0675 + 0.4757 62 13. Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Chevrolet 224.428 40.1019 + 0.5101 74 14. Sam Hornish Jr. Dallara-Toyota 224.090 40.1625 + 0.5707 99 15. Tomas Enge Dallara-Chevrolet 223.704 40.2318 + 0.6400 105 16. Richie Hearn Panoz-Chevrolet 223.498 40.2689 + 0.6771 86 17. Scott Dixon Dallara-Toyota 223.075 40.3452 + 0.7534 96 18. Ryan Briscoe Panoz-Toyota 222.408 40.4661 + 0.8743 89 19. Jaques Lazier Panoz-Toyota 221.972 40.5456 + 0.9538 71 20. Patrick Carpentier Dallara-Toyota 220.898 40.7427 + 1.1509 129 21. Darren Manning Panoz-Toyota 220.768 40.7667 + 1.1749 63 22. Alex Barron Dallara-Toyota 220.515 40.8135 + 1.2217 109 23. Marty Roth Dallara-Chevrolet 220.377 40.8391 + 1.2473 76 24. A.J. Foyt IV Dallara-Toyota 220.209 40.8702 + 1.2784 32 25. Larry Foyt Panoz-Toyota 220.176 40.8763 + 1.2845 37 26. Jimmy Kite Dallara-Toyota 219.266 41.0461 + 1.4543 69 27. Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 219.152 41.0673 + 1.4755 17 28. Ed Carpenter Dallara-Toyota 217.983 41.2877 + 1.6959 80 29. Jeff Ward Dallara-Toyota 216.636 41.5444 + 1.9526 71 
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