Power Leads The Way In First Practice At IMS As Castroneves Makes IndyCar Return

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Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet set the fastest time in the opening session as the track action got underway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of tomorrow’s IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The Australian set a fastest time of 01:10.0866s ending the session of Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda.

Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Jordan King was extremely quick ending the session in third place with a fastest time of 01:10.1551s ending the session just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato was 5th fastest in the No.30 MiJack/Panasonic Honda ending the session just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Verizon Chevrolet.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was seventh fastest. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet was eighth fastest.

Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was ninth fastest while on his return to racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Verizon Chevrolet rounded out the top ten with a fastest time of 01:10.458s.

Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach was 11th fastest just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda.

Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda was 13th fastest just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Zachary Claman DeMelo in the No.19 Paysafe Honda who set a fastest time of 01:10.578s.

Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay was 15th fastest in the No.28 DHL Honda just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda.

Tony Kanaan was 17th fastest for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of 2016 IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis race winner Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet for Team Penske. Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist was 19th fastest just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda who spun early in the session.

Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball was 21st fastest just ahead of Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Harding Racing Chevrolet. Max Chilton was 23rd fastest in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet while Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser rounded out the order in 24th place with a fastest time of 01:11.375s.

 

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