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Andretti drivers undaunted by windy conditions

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Charlie Kimball with Matt Hasselbeck and Andrew Luck Charlie Kimball with Matt Hasselbeck and Andrew Luck
Butler Blue II and III - Ed Carpenter put Butler's logo on his car today. Butler Blue II and III - Ed Carpenter put Butler's logo on his car today.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Warm, windy track conditions appear to be a factor for drivers trying to find speed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  But it's not slowing the Andretti Autosports drivers too much.

Defending Izod IndyCar Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay has the fastest lap at 220.170mph  marking the fourth straight day an Andretti driver has turned the fastest lap at Indy.

Tuesday, another Andretti driver, James Hinchcliffe posted a top speed of over 224mph.  

Rounding out the Fast Five for Wednesday: Ed Carpenter turned the second speed at 221.879, Marco Andretti is third at 221.820, Frenchman Simon Pagenaud is fourth at 221.576 and two-time Indy 500 winner (2003 & 2008) Scott Dixon took the Target Chip Ganassi car around fifth fastest at 221.516.

The SkyTrak Weather Team is predicting more heat and humidity for weekend qualifying, with a chance for scattered showers.

Check fast five here!

The IMS also got a visit from the Colts' Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck today. The idea was to give them a feel for life at the track.

"I think these guys have a pretty good understanding already despite them saying they know so little about it being a team sport. The fact that it takes a full crew not just here at the race track not just during the month of May but all winter back at the shop, guys that work seven days a week to give us the parts that we need, the reliability on the track. Four or five hundred miles at over 220 miles an hour is a very big challenge mechanically, and so the team that's built around us it's as much about their support all winter and all season," said IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball.

"Having lived here approaching a year now, every day you realize more and more how important the IMS is to the city, and how important the whole sports culture is - how the Pacers are doing, us having a fairly successful season last year...the great events that go on here, the great drivers, the racing culture, a lot of the drivers that live in town, how much it means to the city, how much pride the citizens of Indianapolis take in it," said Andrew Luck.

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