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May 04, 1986

Practice for the Indianapolis 500 got under way at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Mario Andretti registering the fastest speed among only 13 drivers who took laps on the 2 1/2-mile track.

It was the fewest drivers for an opening day of practice at Indianapolis since 1980, when just eight showed up.

Andretti recorded a speed of 210.329 m.p.h. Just minutes earlier, son Michael Andretti had taken the lead at 210.133 m.p.h.

Bobby Rahal was clocked at 209.399 and Johnny Rutherford at 207.996.

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