Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda was checked cleared and released from IU Methodist Hospital on Thursday evening following his heavy crash during practice for the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

Ferrucci set the third fastest speed of the day, a 224.922 mph commented saying:

It was your typical Turn 2 situation where the car gets a gust of wind and goes without warning. I’m back at the Speedway, all checked out from medical. I go through the final physical test tomorrow to see if I can get back in the car and drive. I’m a little sore but happy to be here at IMS. The guys are working overly hard to make sure our Hy-Vee Honda is back on track and its going to be really quick.”

Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda who was 26th with a 221.749MPH commented saying:

I’d say overall it was a pretty solid day. We were able to work through a lot, work on our qualifying setup a little bit. And in the end we got to do some race running. Our car was very good in the race runs so we’re excited about the opportunity. We got a pretty good horse in this thing so tomorrow will be interesting. The boost gets turned up and we will see how the qualifying speeds are and the performance. We will see where we stack up compared to others and go from there. But we’re excited. We’re going to try to get the United Rentals Honda in victory lane. We were close last year. Hopefully we get it done this time. I’m excited for what’s ahead

Takuma Sato in the No.30 Panasonic PeopleReady Honda was ninth fastest with a speed of 224.232MPH and speaking following the action he said:

It was another very productive day for us. We learned a lot, both in qualifying simulations as well as race simulation. We ran a lot of group runs and in traffic runs. It is always challenging, never easy but it was very productive. So tomorrow we go to Fast Friday with high boost so I’m quite excited to go fast and concentrate on qualifying day of course. So far we have had very, very good days in practice and everything is according to plan. Let’s keep on working and hopefully we have a strong day in qualifications.”

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