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May 13, 2012  |   By  

Saavedra leads youth movement on day 2 at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 13, 2012) – Young drivers continue to top the speed charts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Firestone Indy Lights point leader Sebastian Saavedra topped Day 2 of practice for the 96th Indianapolis 500.

Saavedra, driving the No. 17 Team AFS Chevrolet for AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport, recorded a lap of 40.6272 seconds, 221.526 mph, to set the fastest lap of the month. He also earned $5,000 from Grady Brothers Construction for setting the fastest lap.

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing’s rookie teammates Bryan Clauson and Josef Newgarden posted the second and third fastest laps, respectively, in their Hondas. Clauson recorded a lap of 40.6922, 221.173 mph in the No. 39 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing/RW Honda while Newgarden recorded a lap of 221.158 mph in the No. 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda.

2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon (220.829) and Dale Coyne Racing’s Justin Wilson (220.615) rounded out the fast five for the day.

In all, 31 drivers recorded 1,138 incident-free laps on the day. Practice continues on May 14 from noon to 6 p.m.