Hunter Reay Leads The Way In Opening Practice At Long Beach
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was the fastest driver in the opening practice session ahead of Sunday’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Hunter Reay set a fastest time of 01:08.0985s ending the session just ahead of defending series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Colton Herta in the No.88 King Taco Honda was third fastest just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Total Honda.
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda ended the morning in fifth place just ahead of Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda.
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing ended the session in seventh place while current points leader Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet for Team Penske was eighth.
Will Power was ninth fastest in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet while Mathues Matt Leist rounded out the top ten for AJ Foyt Racing.
Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 David Yurman Honda was 11th just ahead of Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technologies Chevrolet.
Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing was 13th fastest just ahead of Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama race winner Takuma Sato.
Patricio O’Ward was 15th fastest for Carlin Racing just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Autogeek Chevrolet.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda was 17th just ahead of Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda was 19th just ahead of Vassar Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda.
Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing was 21st just ahead of Max Chilton while Ed Jones rounded out the order in 23rd place.