Former Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice has jumped to the top of the Indianapolis 500 speed chart with a fast lap of 223.710 mph.
That knocked Danica Patrick out of the No. 1 spot. She went 223.586 in the first hour of practice. Vitor Meira was third at 223.495 and two of Roger Penske's drivers, Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves, were next. Briscoe went 223.115. Castroneves, a three-time winner from Brazil, was third at 222.973.
Four drivers topped 224 mph in Saturday's rain-shortened practice. Sunday's six-hour practice session was a complete washout.
But the conditions were dramatically different from Saturday's warm, overcast skies. On Monday, drivers contended with tricky winds and cool temperatures.