Aug 16, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS – Conor Daly was the fastest Chevrolet-powered driver, fourth overall at 225.106mph in the No. 47 United States Air Force entry on the speed chart Thursday on the second day of practice for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Commenting on the good run Conor, who is son of Irish F1 & Indycar legend Derek Daly, said: “Today was another step forward for us. Cole (Pearn, engineer) and I are figuring out what I need and what he wants to do. We’re definitely close to where we want to be, but that becomes a difficult area to work in. Cole doesn’t have the experience yet, and I really don’t have the experience to know exactly what we need. We’re trying to mess around with some things and figure out what we can do next to make it even better. I like where the U.S. Air Force Chevy is at. It’s fast. We don’t want to out-engineer ourselves. We’re going to keep our heads on straight and keep on trucking.”
The next day the Dallara-Chevy driver was second fastest in the “Fast Friday” session on the at 232.337 mph. He was pleased and looked forward to the qualifying session: “Results–wise, today looks great. We’ve had a really consistent week up front in the top 10, which is nice. Today was a struggle, though, for sure, especially in the afternoon. It’s tough to see where each engine manufacturer ended up and who had what in the chamber. We’re obviously going to work with our Chevrolet guys and give it the best shot we can. Hopefully, we can all put our heads together and come up with something great for tomorrow. We want to give the U.S. Air Force car a good run.”
On the Results Table for the qualifying session Saturday for the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge NTT INDYCAR SERIES event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Conor Daly, who appeared first on the SKY Sport TV coverage qualified 18th on Day 1. “Not the day we wanted to have here. After yesterday, we knew our car was a challenge to drive in the heat. The time of day where we drew to qualify was quite hot. I had a bit of a loose moment on the last lap, which really didn’t help the four-lap average. We went out later in the day and improved a little bit, but it was just really challenging in the heat. We know the U.S. Air Force Chevy is a going to be a good race car, though. Ed (Carpenter) and I are starting from the same row and we can definitely move forward from there,” he said.
The 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge NTT INDYCAR SERIES event on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes place next Sunday 23 August, 2020.
Positions with rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and average speed for four laps in parentheses:
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