Ed Carpenter Racing’s Danica Patrick in the No.13 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet had a disappointing day 3 of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of next weekend’s 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Patrick who completed 68 laps ended the day in 30th place with a speed of 222.216MPH.
Speaking following her day in the car, Patrick said:
Today definitely didn’t go as well as we’d hoped for the GoDaddy team. The changes we made seemed to help a little bit in traffic, but it just felt worse alone and I had a lot more understeer. We’ll regroup tonight and come back tomorrow focused on trying to find more speed before qualifying.”
Team owner Ed Carpenter in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet ended the day with the fourth fastest speed of 225.896MPH and speaking following the session he said:
It was a busy day, but we got a lot done. In some ways, we got better, in other ways, we didn’t – it was a tough day. Track temperatures were probably the highest they’ve been all month and it was a little windier again, so that gave us more to work on. The car has good speed in it, it’s just a matter of getting it right for whatever the conditions are at that point in time. It’s funny, we were fourth on the board tonight and yesterday we were eighth, but I would say yesterday was a better day overall. It just goes to show it’s hard to make much of the timing and scoring on days like this. The day was productive, nonetheless. We tested a lot of things and we need to really dig through everything we’ve done and get reorganized for tomorrow.”
Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet ended the day in ninth place with a fastest speed of 224.291MPH. Speaking following his day in the car he said:
“Track conditions were a lot more difficult today. We still got in some good work to get ready for tomorrow and also for qualifying. We still have to find some improvements for running in traffic. Overall, I feel like we’re in a good place and we’re moving forward every day. I’m just happy to be out at the Speedway and I’m really enjoying it. Every day, we are making gains.”