The Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn't actually start off as a brick surface.
Honda engines like Alonso's have had a run of bad luck. One blew up on Friday.
"Today we ticked all the boxes," Fernando Alonso said.
"I think its a win-win situation."
"... When you are in your car and close the visor, you would like to have one mile per hour more. It's never enough."
Fernando Alonso will be in fifth position.
Alonso had a four-lap average of 230.034 mph with Carpenter at 230.468 mph.
He slammed head-on into the safety barriers.
"We went through many, many things."
Alonso drove 222 mph in his IndyCar rookie test.
Matthew Brabham is bringing the family name made famous by his late grandfather, three-time world champion Sir Jack, back to the forefront of racing at the Indianapolis 500.
In the first two months, BlueIndy says it has signed up over 500 people to annual memberships and has seen its EVs go on over 3,000 rides.
AJ Foyt won Le Mans with Dan Gurney back in '67. Now he'll be fielding a third car at Indy this year with a tribute livery to Gurney's Eagle, driven by Alex Tagliani.
Honda and Chevrolet gear up for the 99th Indianapolis 500 by unveiling their new aerodynamics packages for super speedways, with less drag and downforce for higher top speeds.
Honda Performance Development fitted this Accord Coupe with 400 horsepower and a series of enhancements to prepare it for service as Indy's new safety car.