SERVIA COMPLETES WEEK OF INDY 500 PRACTICE; TURNS 6TH FASTEST LAP OF THE MONTH

INDIANAPOLIS (May 17, 2013) - Pre-Qualification Notes
  • Oriol Servia has completed 302 laps of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Servia turned his fastest lap during today's Fast Friday practice with a lap of 227.237 mph. This was also the 6th fastest lap of the month across all drivers

  • Qualifications for the Indianapolis 500 begin tomorrow, Saturday, May 18. The first qualification segment will be held from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET with positions 1-24 available. The top nine cars will advance to the Fast 9 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. ET, where positions 1-9 will be determined.

  • The No. 22 will be 69th in tomorrow's qualification line but is expected to go out much earlier as many of the cars in front of Servia are T-cars (backups)

  • NBC Sports Network will broadcast Pole Day qualifying live from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET and 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. ET tomorrow.

 

Daily Practice Recap

Day One - Saturday, May 11: Did not run

Day Two - Sunday, May 12: 11th on Daily Speed Chart; Fast Lap - 219.283 mph; 26 Laps Completed

Day Three - Monday, May 13: 12th on Daily Speed Chart; Fast Lap - 222.069 mph; 50 Laps Completed

Day Four - Tuesday, May 14: 9th on Daily Speed Chart; Fast Lap - 222.093 mph; 59 Laps Completed

Day Five - Wednesday, May 15: 17th on Speed Chart; Fast Lap - 221.153 mph; 59 Laps Completed

Day Six - Thursday, May 16: 9th on Speed Chart; Fast Lap - 223.995 mph; 87 Laps Completed

Day Seven - Friday, May 17: 6th on Speed Chart; Fast Lap - 227.237 mph; 21 Laps Completed

ORIOL SERVIA, NO. 22 MECUM AUCTIONS PANTHER DRR CHEVROLET:"Seems like every day we keep improving what was already a good car, so no complaints here! Today was a perfect Fast Friday before an even faster Saturday!"

DENNIS REINBOLD, CO-OWNER, PANTHER DRR: "For the Indy 500, you work all year to put yourself in a position to have a good first day, then a good first week, and good qualifying leading up to the race. Where we're at right now, I'm very happy with the way things have gone throughout this first week and I feel like we're ready to qualify. We have a very good car that should do well in qualifying. We've also worked a lot on race set up so I feel like our position is as good as it can be.

ROBBIE BUHL, CO-OWNER, PANTHER DRR: "Oriol has been pretty happy with his car since we rolled off. We showed some speed today, now we'll see what tomorrow brings!"