Gallery: Indy 500 Practice, May 14, 2024

Staff report

Speedway, Indiana – May 14, 2024

Drivers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had a brief window for practice Tuesday morning before rain showers disrupted their sessions, leading to an early end of practice, with the cars returning to their respective garages.

Scott Dixon emerged as the fastest driver during the morning practice session, clocking the quickest lap, followed closely by Marco Andretti.

However, the weather took a turn as rain persisted, dampening hopes for the continuation of practice. It seemed increasingly likely that the remainder of the practice session would be affected by the inclement weather.

According to officials at IMS, rain interrupted the opening practice just 26 minutes after it began for the 108th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Despite the light showers persisting, efforts to dry the track would resume once the rain subsided.

Before the rain hit, twenty-nine out of the 34 drivers in the field had the opportunity to take laps around the 2.5-mile oval. Notably, Scott Dixon, a six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion, led the pack with a speed of 229.107 mph in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Following closely behind was Marco Andretti, the pole sitter for the 2020 “500”, with a speed of 228.399 mph in the No. 98 MAPEI/Curb Honda fielded by Andretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agajanian.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Kyle Larson, of team Arrow McClaren/Rick Hendrick, (17) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Christian Lundgaard of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (45) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Graham Rahal, left, of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (15) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Graham Rahal, left, of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (15) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Takuma Sato, of team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, (75) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Takuma Sato, of team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, (75) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Ryan Hunter-Reay, of team DRR-Cusick Motorsports, (23) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Ryan Hunter-Reay, of team DRR-Cusick Motorsports, (23) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Ryan Hunter-Reay, of team DRR-Cusick Motorsports, (23) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Takuma Sato, of team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, (75) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Takuma Sato, of team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, (75) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: The first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Helio Castroneves (06) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Colton Herta, of team Andretti Global w/Curb-Agajanian, during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Callum IIott (6) (during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Christian Lundgaard of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (45) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Santino Ferucci (14) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Alexander Rossi (7) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Takuma Sato, of team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, (75) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Rinus Veekay, of Ed Carpenter Racing, (21) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Nolan Siegal (18) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Takuma Sato, of team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, (75) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Team of Alexander Rossi, Arrow McLaren, working during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Felix Rosenqvist (60) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Takuma Sato, of team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, (75) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Nolan Siegal (18) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Will Power, of Team Penske, (12) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Scott Dixon’s crew works on his car (9) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dixon had the fastest lap in practice.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Scott McLaughlin of Team Penske, (2) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Colton Herta, of team Andretti Global w/Curb-Agajanian, during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Scott McLaughlin, of team Penske, (3) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Marco Andretti, of team Andretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agajanian, (98) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Marco Andretti, of team Andretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agajanian, (98) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Marco Andretti, of team Andretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agajanian, (98) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Marco Andretti, of team Andretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agajanian, (98) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Colton Herta, of team Andretti Global w/Curb-Agajanian, during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Will Power, of Team Penske, (12) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Will Power, of Team Penske, (12) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Will Power, of Team Penske, (12) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Scott McLaughlin of Team Penske, (2) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Scott McLaughlin, of team Penske, (3) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Scott McLaughlin, of team Penske, (3) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Scott McLaughlin, of team Penske, (3) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Marco Andretti, of team Andretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agajanian, (98) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Will Power, of Team Penske, (12) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Scott McLaughlin of Team Penske, (2) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Linus Lundqvist of team Chip Ganassi Racing, (8) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – MAY 14: Linus Lundqvist of team Chip Ganassi Racing, (8) during the first day of practice for the 2023 Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 14, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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