With Thursday's testing abbreviated due to intermittent showers, three Rolex Series returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday for additional running.
Alex Gurney in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Riley-Chevrolet, Max Angelelli in the No. 10 SunTrust Dallara-Chevrolet and Ronnie Bremer in the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro took advantage of dry conditions to begin turning laps at 8:30 a.m.
The Continental Tire test is in preparation for the July 26-29 Super Weekend at the Brickyard. The Rolex Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will run a pair of races on Friday, July 27, 2012.
Magnus Racing also tested the No. 44 Porsche GT3 with drivers Craig Stanton and John Potter, but was forced to leave on Thursday due to a prior commitment after showers allowed teams to run only a handful of mid-morning laps.
Max Angelelli did his homework prior to running his first lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, studying in-car video from a prior race. When it was his turn to run the famed circuit for the first time, he was in for a few surprises. The Rolex Series teams are staged on a wide lane behind the actual pit road. When Angelelli left his stall, he thought he was leaving the pits.
"Coming in, I was very confident that I knew this track," Angelelli said. "My first surprise was coming out of pit lane. There was a concrete wall, and I nearly hit it. Then when I got out on the course I quickly realized I was watching the wrong video. So I had two big moments.
"I've been coming here the last eight years for the Indianapolis 500. It was great getting to run here. It was weird coming out of the infield onto the oval going in the wrong direction (from the Indy cars). Then you hit the front straight, seeing the huge grandstands. Awesome!"
Angelelli is alone at the wheel for Friday's session, with co-driver Ricky Taylor forced to leave early due to a prior commitment.