Katherine Legge driver of the No.44 Hendrickson Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda felt her opening day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway went relatively well.

The English woman who is making her first start in the Indianapolis 500 since 2013 ended the day in 31st with a speed of 224.461MPH and speaking following the action she said:

“I felt like today went relatively well. It doesn’t show it on the times so I think we’re more like P14 in ‘no tow’ times. I think that’s pretty representative. We spent a good amount of time feeling not so comfortable and a little bit loose and scarring myself and the guys did an awesome job dialing that out. At the end of the day, I was super happy with the car. I wish I had gotten to go play with the rest of them in traffic but it’s better that we get everything fixed now and we can go do that later in the week.”

Jack Harvey in the No.30 PeopleReady Honda had sn encouraging day in 11th place with a speed of 226.895MPH and speaking following the action he said:

It was a significantly better day than what we had at the open test. We’re just doing better in about every way. I thought our Q (qualifying) sim seemed productive. I thought our race running was a lot better and yeah just a significantly better day than when we were at the open test. I think overall we can put this in the good day category. And you need these good days to start the month of May in a positive way.”

Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda was 13th with a speed of 226.716MPH and speaking following the action he said:

Day one has come to a close here or our day one as it was supposed to be day two for Indy. It was a solid day. We did some qualifying sims early that seemed okay. We’ve got a little bit of speed to find for sure there. Then at the end of the day we just focused on race running. The positive is that we made really good gains with the car and ended up 13th on the time charts. We didn’t have the sixth gear or the gearing period to do some of the speeds that the other guys did. You know I thought we did some good gains there we just need to see. Tomorrow, I think we’ll go more towards Jack’s setup. He seems very happy and let’s see where we can get the United Rentals car from there.”

Christian Lundgaard in the No.45 Hy-Vee Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda was 32nd with a 224.300MPH and speaking following the action he said:

We’re finally back out at the Speedway. Just looking at my arms, my right arm is bigger than my left arm. I don’t think the position really matters today, as you see the big tow times at the end of the day. I feel like we’re a bit stronger on the no-tow times. So, I’m not too concerned at this point. We found a few things and small changes had a big impact.”

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