Jones Fastest As Rain Ends Practice Early
Ed Carpenter Racing with Scuderia Corsa’s Ed Jones in the No.63 Chevrolet was the fastest as rain halted play at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday.
Jones set a fastest speed of 227.843MPH ending the day just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Panasonic Honda.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda was third fastest just ahead of Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais.
It was a great day for Colton Herta in the No.88 GESS Honda as he ended the day with a speed of 225.458MPH which was good enough for fifth place.
Dreyer and Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam in the No.24 Wix Chevrolet was sixth fastest just ahead of Kyle Kaiser and Spencer Pigot.
Defending series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing was ninth with a speed of 225.300MPH.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet rounded out the top ten for Team Penske just ahead of his team mate Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Pennzoil Chevrolet.
Dale Coyne Racing’s James Davison was 12th just ahead of Ed Carpenter and 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet.
Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet and Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Chevrolet were 15rh and 16th respectively.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda was 17th with a speed of 224.771MPH.
JR Hildebrand in the No.48 Salesforce Chevrolet was 18th just ahead of Conor Daly and Marcus Ericsson.
Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Shell V Power Nitro+ was 21st just ahead of Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda.
Patricio O’Ward was 23rd for Carlin Racing despite a heavy crash early in the session.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda was 24th just ahead of Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda.
Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing was 26th just ahead of Pippa Mann.
Oriol Servia and Jordan King were 28th and 29th.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL was 30th just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Mathues Matt Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet and Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
Ben Hanley in the No.81 10Star DragonSpeed Chevrolet was 33rd just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing who suffered a big crash during the day.
Santino Ferrucci was 35th while Fernando Alonso failed to run as McLaren repaired his car following his crash on Thursday.