Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Nine United States drivers were on the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway practicing on Tuesday, with several posting top times in preparation for the Indianapolis 500 on May 27. One hopes to become the first U.S. driver to win since Sam Hornish, Jr., in 2006. Josef Newgarden and Bryan Clauson, rookie drivers for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, have been solid all month. J.R. Hildebrand nearly put the questions about American drivers to rest before last year before crashing on the final lap and allowing Dan Wheldon to cruise to victory. Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal have the names. The Americans were solid on Tuesday. Andretti had the fastest lap, Newgarden was second, Rahal was fifth, Ryan Hunter-Reay was sixth and Clauson 10th.
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