IndyCar: Andretti team posts two best times in Monday practice
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti posted the two fastest laps in Indianapolis 500 practice Monday.
Hunter-Reay’s best lap was 225.025 mph and is the only driver to top 225 on the first two days of Indy practice. Andretti was next at 224.037. His father, Michael, owns the team.
Brazil’s Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indy winner, was third at 223.635. On Monday, Castroneves and his Team Penske teammates swept the top three spots.
Dale Coyne Racing driver Justin Wilson and Juan Pablo Montoya rounded out the top five. Wilson turned a fast lap of 223.611, while Montoya, the 2000 Indy winner and Castroneves’ teammate, went 223.395.
Rain briefly interrupted practice several times Monday. The early forecast is calling for more rain Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.