2014 Indy 500 Qualifying officially kicks off Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Race fans out there can catch the live stream online for free here. You can also follow the action online via ESPN go

After a week of practice, it's time to throw down the gauntlet. Day 6 of practice was once again cut short due to heavy rain. Despite the less than ideal conditions, Ed Carpenter posted the fastest time on Friday with a top speed of 230.522 mph.

"The car is definitely up to speed this year," Carpenter said. "When it comes to predicting the pole, I think a lot of it will be figuring out what the weather is. If it warms up enough and the air gets a little thinner, certainly I think 230s are realistic, even up to 232 and 233."

Four different teams were up in the top five on Fast Friday, and at least seven drivers managed to post speeds beyond 229 mph. Helio Castoneves was secon fastest on Friday with a top speed of 229.843 mph. Marco Andretti came in third at practice with 229.419 mph. JR Hildebrand posted 229.384 mph and Josef Newgarden posted 229.276 mph to place fourth and fifth, respectively.

2014 Indy 500 Qualifying officially kicks off Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Race fans out there can catch the live stream online for free here. You can also follow the action online via ESPN go