Howard tops Sunday practice as Kanaan crashes
24 May 2010 – Britain's Jay Howard topped the timesheets in Sunday morning practice ahead of Bump Day Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. The Sarah Fisher Racing driver led the way from Paul Tracy and Simona de Silvestro although Tony Kanaan's Andretti Autosport finished slowest of the 18 runners as the Brazilian crashed on the legendary oval.
With Helio Castroneves having taken pole position on Saturday, Bump Day Qualifying this afternoon will see those grid positions from 25 and beyond decided although an hour-long practice session was first staged from 9am on Sunday morning.
Howard's time of 39.830 seconds was over a tenth up on Tracy although Kanaan, one of the favourites to take part in the race after missing out in the main qualifying session, received a heavy blow in more ways than one after losing control at Turn 1 and sustaining damage on all four corners of the car before climbing out at Turn 2.
The Brazilian's team now has just two hours to repair the car ahead of Bump Day Qualifying, which begins at 12 noon local time (BST -5)