AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan who drives the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet said the team had a good day as he led the way in Carb Day practice, the last session before Sunday’s 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
The 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner set a fastest speed of 255.517MPH and speaking following the action he said:
A good day for us. “Obviously, conditions look like pretty similar to what we’re going to see on Sunday, hopefully. It was a pretty easy day for us.
“I wasn’t really happy with my car on Monday and I was extremely vocal about it, and I think my engineers heard me, so we made it better today.”
The Brazilian went on to say:
I was really working on my car, the level of downforce and grip that I wanted to have starting 16th. “So, really, we worked in traffic a lot and trying to find the grip and scan to some of the items that we had on the list to be able to – once we put ourselves in the front during the race – to know what to do.
Kanaan’s team mate Mathues Matt Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet ended the session in 30th place and speaking following the session he said:
Things didn’t quite go the way we wanted it to in the No. 4 car, but the team will debrief with car No. 14 engineers to see where they’re at and what they think because they seem to be fast. We had some good cars before this practice, so it’s just a matter of putting it all together and figure out what’s going to be the best car for the race.