Castroneves Leads The Way For Team Penske On Carb Day
Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Shell Fuel Rewards Card Chevrolet for Team Penske led Miller Lite Carb Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the final day of practice for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The Brazilian completed 28 laps with a fastest speed of 227.377MPH.
Takuma Sato in the No.26 Rouff Home Mortgage Honda ended the session in second place for Andretti Autosport ending the day just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda and Sunday’s pole sitter Scott Dixon in the No.9 Camping World Honda.
McLaren Honda Andretti driver Fernando Alonso in the No.29 AutoNation Honda ended the session in fifth place with a speed of 226.608MPH.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 Steak N’Shake Honda ended the session in sixth place for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with a speed of 226.386MPH having completed 34 laps. Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi in the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts Honda ended the session in seventh place completing 25 laps with a fastest speed of 226.355MPH.
Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hum by Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske ended the session in eighth place just ahead of his team mate Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Chevrolet.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda for Andretti Autosport rounded out the top ten with a speed of 225.903MPH completing 30 laps.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet ended the session in 11th place for Team Penske just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda with the Russian completing 31 laps with a fastest speed of 225.691MPH.
Conor Daly who did not hit the wall during the session for AJ Foyt Racing ended the day in 13th place with a fastest speed of 225.557MPH in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda suffered a suspected engine failure having competed 29 laps of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Reigning Series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 Menards Chevrolet. ended the day in 15th place just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s James Davison in the No.18 GEICO Honda who set a fastest speed of 225.018MPH.
Oriol Servia was 17th fastest for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing just ahead of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam in the No.24 Mecum Auctions Chevrolet.
Marco Andretti was 19th in the No.27 United Fiber and Data Honda for Andretti Autosport ending the day just ahead of Ed Carpenter and Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Jay Howard in the No.77 Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports was 22nd just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Ed Jones in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda. Charlie Kimball was 24th fastest in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing ended the day just ahead of JR Hildebrand in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Carlos Munoz was 26th fastest for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Chevrolet.
Jack Harvey was 28th fastest in the No.50 Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport Honda ended the day just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Pippa Mann in the No.63 Susan G Komen Honda.
Zach Veach was 30th fastest for in the No.40 Indy Women in Tech Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of Juncos Racing’s Spencer Pigot and Buddy Lazier while Sebastian Saavedra rounded out the order in 33rd place in the AFS/Juncos Racing Chevrolet.
The next time the Verizon IndyCar Series will be on track will be for Sunday’s 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.