For now, though, Andretti and his six drivers are focused on one goal: Topping Sunday afternoon with a drive through victory lane. Scott has racked up 39 IndyCar career wins, including the 2008 Indy 500.
Neither expects that to be the case, but they are realistic and understand the inevitable is coming sooner rather than later.
For Alonso, who has been starved of F1 success in recent seasons in an under-performing McLaren auto, the Indy 500 gives him a genuine shot at glory that would otherwise be unavailable. The Penske Racing fixture is looking to tie A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, A.J. Fort and Al Unser Sr.as the only four-time race winners. "It has benefited us in terms of the buzz".
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Alonso also experienced a turbo issue during his four-lap thrash which cost him time, but could not dent the thrill of competing at the front of the grid again. "There are many factors you need to address while you are driving 230 miles per hour".
Castroneves acknowledged that walking would be even tougher if he won a fourth Indy 500. "We're going for the win, just like 32 other drivers are".
"I watched when he drove the vehicle for the first time, which is always interesting, seeing a driver's reaction", he said smiling. "After FP2, he admitted that he'd had a lot of fun in the auto today, and I think that translated directly into his lap-times". "I heard they got a free meal out of it", Kanaan said. But I am up for anything, and I still feel like I can deliver here.
Kell Brook vs Errol Spence Jr
Spence made his professional debut back in November 2012, having now won 19 of his 22 fights by knockout. I couldn't see out of the eye. "I'm gutted, devastated that in front of my own fans I've lost my belt.
"It's [more] narrow than what I thought". But today I really enjoyed it, more than I have for a couple of years.
I think its a breath of fresh air for him, said Zak Brown, a former Indianapolis-based sports marketer whos now executive director of the McLaren Technology Group. There might not be space for me to do a full championship because the team doesn't have it, but there will be a space to fill a vehicle for me here because they know how good I am here.
"I'm a huge fan of Fernando, I always have been and it's great for him to come over, but there's is a famous saying that 'the race will pick the victor'". That's not what I would like to see.
Although the race is relatively fresh in his mind, last year's victor, Alexander Rossi, remembers the hours following his surprising victory as a blur. It doesn't necessarily have to be in January. We know it's going to be slow and painful, and it has been. The changing of the guard? It wasn't until 2008 victor Scott Dixon turned in the best qualifying effort in 21 years to win the pole that the spotlight briefly shifted to someone else. "Some is choice and some is not by choice". From the day I started I've had advice from everyone, from Michael [Andretti], from Mario [Andretti], my teammates, from Gil [de Ferran].at the end of the day you have to experience yourself the things that are happening and improvise.
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Fans at Indianapolis Motor Speedway were treated to a thrilling dress rehearsal for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with Monday's practice on the 2.5-mile oval.