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Notes and Quotes From Indy 500 Practice From May 18

Despite a very cold and wet day in Indianapolis on Tuesday, the IZOD Indycar Series was able to take to the track for a nearly full day of practice.  A slight delay to dry the track pushed back the start to 1:06pm, but the cars were able to run for the rest of the day relatively uninterrupted. 36 cars pounded the diamond etched pavement for a total of 1590 laps on the day, nearly as many as had been run in the first three days combined (it's been a rainy week).  The top 21 drivers on the speed charts were all within .5755 seconds of each other, as drivers concentrated on race setups and driving in packs. Scott Dixon topped the scoring chart, posting a lap of 226.55 mph.  Just behind him was Mario Moraes, driving for KV Racing...

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