Spin doesn't stop the quick Newgarden at Indy 500 practice

The rookie driver brushed the wall with his No. 67 Dollar General car in the final hour of practice but still ended up with the fastest speed of the day for the third time in May.

SPEEDWAY - It wasn't to the level of the famous "Spin and Win" of Danny Sullivan in the 1985 Indianapolis 500, but the phrase would be appropriate to describe one rookie's day.

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing driver Josef Newgarden lost controls of his car coming into turn four and spun around, grazing the wall with the back of his car in the final hour of practice.

The car was not seriously damaged and Newgarden escaped the incident unharmed.

Yet it was the only negative in what has been a great month for Newgarden's No. 67 Dollar General car. Despite the incident Newgarden turned in the fastest lap of the day when he got a fast lap of the day at 222.785 miles an hour.

On Saturday and Monday Newgarden also had the honor of coming in with the fastest times of the month.

Andretti Autosport continued to place themselves in the "Fast Five" on Wednesday as they continue to work in tandem on the track. Marco Andretti was second quick with a lap of 222.108 miles an hour with teammates Ryan Hunter-Ready (221.763 and James Hinchcliffe (221.638) just behind.

Dario Franchitti popped into the top five for the first time this week with a fast lap of 221.623 miles an hour.

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