Will Power on top after ‘pretty good day’ at IMS


Will Power set the pace on day two at Indianapolis - Credit: Joe Skibinski / IndyCar

Will Power found himself at the top of the speed charts on Tuesday as practice for the Indianapolis 500 continued, and the Australian felt his car felt much better on track than it did on the opening day on Monday.

The Team Penske completed 71 laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and hit the top of the timing screens with a lap of 224.656mph, just ahead of team-mate Helio Castroneves.

Power felt good in his car both on his own and in traffic, with the Australian setting the fourth fastest time of the day when running on his own, but he knows there is still work to be done between now and qualifying this weekend, and that track conditions could affect the set-up of his Chevrolet-powered Dallara.

“It was pretty good all day, actually,” said Power. “I have to say that it’s made some improvements overnight. The no-tow speed is better for sure, and I feel comfortable in traffic.

“You know, it’s a long week. Got to keep working at it. Things change. The car goes in and out of being good and bad and this and that. You’ve got to try not to get lost and just keep it simple.”