Power Stays Top As King Impresses During Practice 2 At IMS
Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet stayed top of the time sheets in the second practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The Australian set a fastest time of 01:07.8759s ending the session just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King who was extremely impressive in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet who set a fastest time of 01:09.9122s.
Alexander Rossi was third fastest for Andretti Autosport in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda ending the afternoon session as the fastest Honda powered car.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens was fourth fastest just ahead of 2016 Indianapolis Grand Prix winner Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet.
Helio Castroneves was sixth fastest in the No.3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet with a fastest time of 01:10.0891s.
Vasser Sullivan with Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais was seventh fastest in the SealMaster Honda just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Chevrolet. AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet was ninth while defending series champion and current points leader NacJosef Newgarden in the No.1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet rounded out the top ten.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport was 11th fastest just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda and his team mate Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the afternoon session in 14th and 14th place respectively. Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet was 15th fastest just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack/Panasonic Honda ended the session in 17th place just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda who endured another tough session having spun going into Turn 1.
Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach was 19th fastest just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Mathues’Matt’ Leist.
Gabby Chaves was 21st fastest for Harding Racing in the No.88 Chevrolet ending the session just ahead of Carlin Racing’s Charlie Kimball. Kyle Kaiser was 23rd fastest for 11.1830Juncos Racing while Zachary Claman DeMelo rounded out the order for Dale Coyne Racing with a time of 01:11.1830s.