Ed Carpenter Racing’s Danica Patrick in the No.13 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet said she felt that her car has natural speed and was very smooth on the opening day of practice for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Patrick completed 91 laps on the opening day and speaking following her track activity she said:
I’m glad the test ended up getting moved to two weeks ago instead of six weeks ago, just to be a little bit more fresh from that. I felt pretty good. I’m still not completely confident in traffic. They’re trying to encourage me to use my tools and the bars, you know, the weight jacker and things. I need to feel the traffic first; before we create another variable as to what’s going on, I need to familiarize myself and get sharp again with the traffic and just the tendencies of the car. I felt like it was a really solid day. We tried a handful of things and found some stuff that worked. I feel like the car has a lot of good natural speed in it. It was very smooth