Power Leads A Penske 1-2 On Day 2 At Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet lead a 1-2 on the second day of practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil as he set a benchmark speed of 224.65mph to finish the day just ahead of team mate Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Shell Fuel Rewards Chevrolet.
It was a fantastic day for Harding Racing and Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Chevrolet as the Colombian rounded out the top three late in the session with a speed of 223.991mph.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport ended the day as the fastest Honda powered driver ending the day in fourth place just ahead of Sage Karam in the No.24 Chevrolet for Dreyer and Reinbold Kingdom Racing who was extremely impressive.
Takuma Sato was sixth fastest for Andretti Autosport ending the day just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin.
Reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 Menards Chevrolet was eighth fastest for Team Penske just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand while Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hum by Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske rounded out the top ten.
Ed Carpenter ended the session in 11th place in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Carlos Munoz in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda was the fastest Ganassi driver in 13th place just ahead of defending Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi in the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts Curb Honda.
Ed Jones did a great job for Dale Coyne Racing in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda in 15th just ahead of team mate Sebastien Bourdais.
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the session 17th place just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Oriol Servia in the No.16 Honda. Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda ended the session in 19th place. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Steak N’Shake Honda ended the day in 20th place just ahead of Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Chevrolet.
Zach Veach ended the day in 22nd place for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Max Chilton.
Fernando Alonso ended the day in 24th place in the No.29 Honda for McLaren Honda Andretti just ahead of his team mate Marco Andretti while Juncos Racing’s drivers Spencer Pigot and Sebastian Saavedra ended the day in 26th and 27th place respectively.
Conor Daly was 28th fastest in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing ended the day just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe who had curtailed running due to an electrical issue with his No.5 Arrow Honda. HinchTown’s team mate Jay Howard was 30th in the No.77 Honda.
Jack Harvey was 31st in the No.50 Honda for Michael Shank with Andretti Autosport Honda. Pippa Mann was 32nd for Dale Coyne Racing just ahead of Marco Andretti who rounded out the order in 33rd having set up the No.50 for Harvey. Buddy Lazier missed the day of action on Tuesday. Practice continues on Wednesday.