Helio Castroneves Fastest On Fast Friday From Indy

Dustin H.Correspondent IMay 21, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 21:  Helio Castroneves of Brazil driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Honda runs by the scoring tower during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 21, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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Helio Castroneves was fastest at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday in Fast Friday practice. Castroneves topped last weekend's opening practice sessions and was fastest on Friday with a lap at 39.72 at 226.558 mph in his #3 Penske car on Fast Friday. Castroneves is going for four wins at the Indy 500 and is looking for back to back wins again this year after doing so in 2001 and 2002.

Will Power had his #12 Penske car in second on Friday and comes into Indy as the points leader after having a dominant start to 2010. Alex Tagliani has been fast all week and was third Friday. Scott Dixon a former winner was fourth with Mario Moraes in fifth.

Pole day for the Indianapolis 500 will be Saturday starting at 11am ET on Versus with the Peak Pole award up for grabs for the Indianapolis 500 and $175,000 in cash, and 15 series points in the Championship Standings.

The field of 24 drivers will be set tomorrow and qualifying will run from 11am-4pm then a break. From 4:30pm till 6pm the top 9 drivers will run for pole, cash and the bonus points. Drivers will need to be in the top 9 at the cutoff to advance and run for the pole.

The field of 24 drivers will be set tomorrow with qualifying. Bump Day is Sunday and the field of 33 drivers will be set for the Indy 500. The Weather looks hot and Sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Fast Friday Results From Indianapolis Motor Speedway

1.Helio Castroneves

2.Will Power

3.Alex Tagliani

4.Scott Dixon

5.Mario Moraes

6.Tony Kanaan

7.Ryan Briscoe

8.Marco Andretti

9.Dario Franchitti

10.Townsend Bell

The Indianapolis 500 is Sunday May 30th at 12pm noon on ABC.