Wednesday 3rd February 1993
Jeff Andretti set the (then) unofficial closed-course speed record for IndyCars of 234.5 mph, the fastest speed ever recorded at Texas World Speedway (Texas, US), while testing for the 1993 Indianapolis 500. This marked his first time back in an IndyCar since the 1992 Indianapolis 500 when he lost a wheel and crashed head-on into the wall, smashing both his legs. Andretti’s fast run came at the conclusion of two days of testing where he consistently posted laps in the 230 mph range. Andretti’s Buick-powered Lola was prepared by Pagan Racing of Corpus Christi, Texas.