Castroneves Leads Rahal In The Second Detroit Practice
Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet ended the second practice session at the Belle Isle Raceway as the fastest driver on Friday afternoon. The Brazilian completed 11 laps with a fastest time of 01:15.1511s.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 SoldierStrong/TurnsForTroops Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing followed up his strong session this morning with another great showing ending the day in second place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi.
Rossi brought out the red flag early in the session after hitting the wall with his No.98 Curb Honda.
Reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud ended the day in fourth place for Team Penske just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda who ended the session just ahead of Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato in the No.26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda.
Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet ended the session in seventh place just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay ended the session in ninth place in the No.28 DHL Honda despite suffering a clutch issue.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan rounded out the top ten in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda. Oriol Servia ended the session in 11th place for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda.
Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing ended the session in 13th place. Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hum by Verizon Chevrolet ended the day in 14th place just ahead of Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda who suffered a brake fire during the session.
Marco Andretti in the No.27 Magneti Marelli Honda for Andretti Autosport ended the session in 16th place.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda ended the session in 17th place just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Chevrolet. Carlos Munoz was 19th for AJ Foyt Racing in the No.14 ABC Supply Co.Chevrolet ended the session in 19th place.
Ed Jones was 20th for Dale Coyne Racing just ahead of Scott Dixon in the No.9 Camping World Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing who ended the day just ahead of Esteban Gutierrez in the No.18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda who rounded out the order in 22nd place.