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Chevy teams searching for pole speed

Friday was fast for the 16 Honda-powered entries in the Indianapolis 500 field, who claimed the top nine speeds set without an aerodynamic draft while preparing for this weekend’s qualifying sessions. And for the 17 Chevrolet runners, the switch to high turbocharger boost and big hike in horsepower on Fast Friday did not offer the same flattering speeds. As drivers ventured out to perform qualifying simulations with a minimal number of cars on track, a gap between Honda and Chevy emerged as the no-tow report favored teams using Honda Performance Development’s 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 engines. For Team Chevy and its 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6s built by Ilmor Engineering, its best no-tow...
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