Bourdais And Dixon Lead The Way In Practice One
Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Gorilla Automotive Products Honda was the pace setter in the opening practice session for Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix.
The Frenchman set a fastest time of 00:57.3975s.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was second fadtest just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 MilitaryToMotorsports Honda was fourth fastest for Andretti Autosport ending the session just ahead of Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet fot Team Penske.
It was a great session for Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet who set a fastest time of 00:57.7873s.
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda was seventh fastest just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 Mi-Jack Panasonic Honda.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was ninth fastest while Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach in the No.26 Group 1001 Honda rounded out the top ten.
Jack Harvey was 11th fastest in the No.60 Meyer Shank Sirius XM AutoNation Honda.
Santino Ferrucci was 12th for Dale Coyne Racing while Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet ended the session in 13th place for Carlin Racing.
Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet was 14th fastest just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda while Graham Rahal in the No.15 One Cure Honda was 16th fastest.
Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet was 17th fastest just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda.
Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet was 19th just ahead Matheus Matt Leist.
Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba ® Chevrolet was 21st just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Carlos Munoz in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda.
Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing was 23rd just ahead of Juncos Racing’s Alonso Celis who rounded out the order.