Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 GE LED Lighting Honda ended the second practice session ahead of Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg as the fastest driver setting a 01:02.5591s ending the session just ahead of Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske who was the fastest Chevrolet driver.
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was third fastest for Chip Ganassi Racing ending the session just ahead of his team mate Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda.
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda was fifth fastest with a 01:02.9056s just ahead of Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet. James Hinchcliffe recovered from a early gearbox and clutch issue to set the seventh fastest in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda.
After setting the fastest time this morning, Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti ended the afternoon session in eighth place just ahead of reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet for Team Penske.
Carlos Munoz rounded out the top ten for AJ Foyt Racing in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet. JR Hildebrand was 11th fastest for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Max Chilton was 12th fastest in the No.8 Gallagher Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing ending the session just ahead of Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda. Reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi was 15th fastest in the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts Andretti Herta Autosport Honda.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was 16th fastest ending the session just ahead of fellow Honda driver Graham Rahal in the No.15 Steak N’Shake Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing machine.
Spencer Pigot was 18th fastest in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet ending the session just ahead of Sunoco rookie Ed Jones in the No.19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda.
Conor Daly in the No.4 ABC Supply Co Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing was 20th while Andretti Autosport’s Takuma Sato rounded out the order in 21st place after crashing his car in the early stages of the session bringing out the only red flag of the afternoon.