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Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Preview and Writers Pool Picks

After a week of practice laps at a wet and cold Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the drivers of the IZOD Indycar Series will take to the track on Saturday morning to attempt to gather enough speed to place their car into the field for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500. Friday's practice featured much better weather than expected.  Teams went into the day expecting either a complete washout or less than an hour of practice.  As it turned out, cars were able to run basically the entire day with only slight delays for sprinkles.  Many drivers chose to run very little, but the track did see 1,308 laps turned on the day. Helio Castroneves topped the speed chart again on Friday, with a fast speed of 226.56 in only 17 laps. ...

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