Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet had a really strong opening practice day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday as preparations got underway for the next weekend’s 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

The Colombian completed 42 laps and set a fastest speed of 223.640MPH ending the session in ninth place and speaking following the on track activity, Chaves said:

Just finished up the first day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We had a good time and we ended up eighth overall. It was a pretty decent session for us, just going through our checklist and working on a few things. It’s only our first day, so we can’t read too much into it, but we’ve had a good start and showed good potential. I’m happy to continue our progression and looking forward to what tomorrow will bring.

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