Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Armstrong in the No.11 IU Cancer Centers Honda was the pace-setter in the race day warm-up here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course ahead of today’s Sonsio Grand Prix of Indianapolis on the IMS road course. The New Zealander set a fastest time of 01:09.8485s, ending up just ahead of Andretti Global’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda. Herta has a tough race today, starting from 24th place.

Rinus VeeKay was third fastest for Ed Carpenter Racing despite sitting out five minutes of the session due to a pit-road speed violation. Pole-sitter Alex Palou in the No.10 DHL Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was fourth fastest just ahead of Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fifth Third Bank Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

Scott Dixon, in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, was sixth fastest, with a time of 01:10.5407s, just ahead of Andretti Global’s Kyle Kirkwood and Josef Newgarden, the fastest Team Penske driver, in eighth place.

It was a great session for AJ Foyt Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.14 Sexton Properties Chevrolet, as he ended it in ninth place. Scott McLaughlin rounded out the top ten in the No.3 Sonsio Chevrolet. Will Power was 11th in Team Penske’s No.12 Verizon Business Chevrolet. Linus Lundqvist was 12th just ahead of Romain Grosjean while Jack Harvey had a solid session for Dale Coyne Racing as he was 14th fastest.

Front-row starter Christian Lundgaard was 15th fastest, just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Kyffin Simpson. Christian Rasmussen was 18th just ahead of Alexander Rossi while Pietro Fittipaldi rounded out the top twenty.

Tom Blomqvist was 21st just ahead of Agustin Canapino while Pato O’Ward suffered an engine failure in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet and was just ahead of Sting Ray Robb and Marcus Ericsson while Theo Pourchaire ended the session in 26th place just ahead of Luca Ghiotto who rounded out the order for Dale Coyne Racing.

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