Power Leads The Way In Second Practice At Long Beach
Will Power led the way in the second practice session on Friday afternoon ahead of Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Power in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet set a fastest time of 01:07.0800s ending the session just ahead of Marco Andretti in the No.27 United Fiber & Data Honda.
Reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 Menards Chevrolet was third fastest ending the session just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato who ended the session just ahead of Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
Helio Castroneves was sixth fastest in the No.3 Team Penske Chevrolet while Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais was seventh fastest.
Scott Dixon who led the way in practice this morning ended the day in eighth place as the leading Chip Ganassi Racing No.9 NTT DATA Honda while JR Hildebrand in the No.21 Chevrolet was ninth fastest for Ed Carpenter Racing. James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda rounded out the top ten.
Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi ended the day in 11th place in the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts Honda ending the session just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Graham Rahal in the No.15 PennGrade Honda.
Tony Kanaan was 12th fastest in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing despite bringing out the red flag briefly after cutting his engine power.
Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hum Chevrolet was 14th fastest for Team Penske ending the day just ahead of Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing ending the day just ahead of Mikhail Aleshin.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Honda was 17th fastest just ahead of Conor Daly’s No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet.
Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Loki Chevrolet was 19th fastest for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Ed Jones while Max Chilton rounded out the order in 21st place in the No.8 Gallagher Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing following his electrical issues this morning.