Rookie Munoz Tops Second Day Of Indy Practice

By Dean Pantazi

Rookie Munoz Tops Second Day Of Indy Practice

May 12, 2013 Updated May 12, 2013 at 9:46 PM EDT

SPEEDWAY, Indiana (www.incnow.tv) - Carlos Munoz, who breezed through Indianapolis 500 rookie orientation on Saturday, topped the speed chart on the second day of practice Sunday.

The Firestone Indy Lights point leader, who hopes to compete in both the Indianapolis 500 and Firestone Freedom 100 in the same weekend, recorded a lap of 223.023 mph (40.3545 seconds)

Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, an Indy 500 front-row starter last May, was second-fastest (222.825 mph), while E.J. Viso (222.523) was third in the No. 5 Team Venezuela entry. Marco Andretti (222.485 mph) checked in fourth in No. 25 RC Cola entry.

AJ Allmendinger and a strong tow impeded James Hinchcliffe from completing an Andretti Autosport top-five sweep during the second day of practice. Allmendinger, who also completed ROP in short fashion May 11, got more comfortable with the No. 2 IZOD Team Penske car and posted a fast lap of 221.279 mph.

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