Conor Daly set the fastest lap of the week so far during the closing laps of Indianapolis 500 practice Friday evening, with a lap of 231.704 mph.
Daly, driving the No. 25 Air Force Dallara-Honda in a one-off entry for Andretti Autosport, knocked teammate Marco Andretti off the top of the scoring pylon, with Takuma Sato ending the day third fastest, followed by Spencer Pigot and Ryan Hunter-Reay.
On the list of non-tow speeds, which most replicate the conditions in qualifying Saturday and Sunday, Ed Jones was once again fastest with a 230.106 mph lap, followed by Jones’s teammate and car owner Ed Carpenter (229.879) and Alexander Rossi (229.878).
The practice session saw Kyle Kaiser hit the turn 3 wall early on, nearly becoming airborne. Luckily, Kaiser was unhurt, but his No. 32 Juncos Racing machine suffered massive damage as a result. The team spent the rest of the day, and will likely spend a very late evening in the garage working on preparing their backup car for qualifying on Saturday.