Scott Dixon Tops Tuesday Indianapolis 500 Practice

Dustin H.Correspondent IMay 19, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 15: Scott Dixon (L) and Dario Franchitti of Chip Ganassi Racing chat with a crew member during opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 15, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.   (Photo by Ron Hoskins/Getty Images)
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With 50 percent of the field separated by half a second, it was a close battle on the track Tuesday in the Indianapolis 500 practice from the Brickyard. Drivers and teams got a chance to get on the track after a rainy day on Monday.

Scott Dixon in the Target Chip Ganassi Racing No. 9 car was fastest with a lap of 39.72 at 226.549 miles per hour around the Indy oval—ahead of Mario Moraes who was second but crashed late in the practice.

Marco Andretti, Alex Tagliani, and Dan Wheldon round out the top five from Tuesday.

EJ Viso crashed his No. 8 PDVSA KV Racing Technology car hard going into Turn One late in practice. He was transported to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with back pain.

Several drivers who haven't been on the track will get a chance to do so in qualifying this weekend at Indy.

Indianapolis 500 Practice Four from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Results

1. Scott Dixon 

2. Mario Moraes

3. Marco Andretti

4. Alex Tagliani

5. Dan Wheldon

6. Tony Kanaan

7. Dario Franchitti

8. Helio Castroneves

9. Will Power

10. Simona De Silvestro

Track speeds should increase and more drivers will hit the track with practice this week. The field is tight and the speeds could be high on Saturday. 

Does anyone have the competitive edge or is this going to be one of the fastest and closest Indianapolis 500's in recent history?


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