- Associated Press - Sunday, May 13, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colombia’s Sebastian Saavedra used late tow to jump to the top of the Indianapolis 500 speed chart Sunday.

His fast lap of 221.526 mph was the fastest of the week in practice.

Rookies Bryan Clauson and Josef Newgarden, both rookies with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, were second and third. Clauson went 221.173 while Newgarden had a 221.158. Newgarden was the fastest driver in Saturday’s practice.

Two-time IndyCar champ and 2008 Indy winner Scott Dixon was fourth at 220.829.

Drivers and teams were busy Sunday. Thirty-one drivers turned a total of 1,138 laps.

The two drivers using Lotus engines, rookie Jean Alesi and Switzerland’s Simona de Silvestro, had the two slowest cars.

Practice resumes Monday afternoon. Qualifications are next weekend, and the race is scheduled for May 27.

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