NTT IndyCar Series points leader and six-time champion, Scott Dixon, in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Hoda led the way on the second day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for next weekend’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge with a speed of 226.829MPH ending the session just ahead of Conor Daly in the No.47 U.S Air Force Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet who set a speed of 226.372MPH while Ed Carpenter in the No.20 Sonax Chevrolet was third fastest with a speed of 226.103MPH.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing was fourth fastest with a speed of 226.103MPH while Tony Kanaan in the No.48 American Legion Honda was fifth fastest with a speed of 225.774MPH.
It was a great day for Sebastien Bourdais in the No.14 ROKiT AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet as he ended the day in sixth place with a speed of 225.491MPH just ahead of Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet who set the fastest speed of 225.409MPH while Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Honda was eighth fastest with a speed of 225.302MPH just ahead of Dreyer and Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam who had a speed of 225.300MPH.
Marco Andreti in the No.98 Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Honda who has his dad and team CEO Michael Andretti back on his stand for the month of May rounded out the top ten with a speed of 225.018MPH.
Rinus VeeKay was eleventh for Ed Carpenter Racing with a speed of 224.993MPH just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda with a speed of 224.988MPH. Meyer Shank Racing’s Helio Castroneves in the No.06 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda was 13th with a speed of 224.875MPH. Speaking following the action, the three time Indy 500 winner said:
The No. 06 car was very strong. We tried everything today and it was only the second day, but it was the first time we were really running in a pack, which was great – so now I’m really understanding what the car needs to do. I got to run with my teammate today as well and see where he was strong so we were able to get more information for the team as a whole. So far we are moving in the right direction and it was a very positive day.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda set a speed of 224.813MPH just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet 224.785MPH just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda with a speed of 224.781MPH.
Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 Pennzoil Chevrolet for Team Penske was 17th with a 224.352MPH just ahead of Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda with a speed of 224.315MPH.
Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing was 19th with a 224.236MPH just ahead of defending Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato in the No.30 Panasonic PeoplReady Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with a 224.057MPH. Speaking following the action Jack Harvey said:
“I thought that we had a productive day, we started the afternoon pretty good and our race car seems not too bad. I thought the first part of the day was a little better than the second half of the afternoon. I think we learned what we are not going to do again, which is equally as important to figure out. It was a pretty solid day but we just want to keep aiming to do better.”
Ed Jones was 21st for Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing with a 223.846MPH just ahead of Arrow McLaren SP’s Felix Rosenqvist in the No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet with a speed of 223.779MPH.
Juan Pablo Montoya was 23rd fastest with a speed of 223.549MPH in the No.86 Mission Foods Chevrolet. Simona De Silvestro had a great second day in the car for Paretta Autosport completing 120 laps with a fastest speed of 223.549MPH ending the day just ahead of JR Hildebrand in the No.1 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing who had a speed of 223.523MPH.
Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet for Carlin Racing was 26th with a speed of 223.190MPH just ahead of Stefan Wilson who set a speed of 223.046MPH.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet ended the day in 28th with a speed of 222.983MPH just ahead of Pietro Fittipaldi in the No.51 Nurtec ODT Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing with a speed of 222.596MPH just ahead of Josef Newgarden who set a 222.544MPH.
Dalton Kellett in the No.4 K-Line Insulator Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing was 31st with a speed of 222.496MPH ending the session just ahead of James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Genesys Honda with a speed of 222.130MPH ending the session just ahead of Charlie Kimball who set a speed of 221.244MPH.
Santino Ferrucci in the No.45 Hy-Vee Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda who set a speed of 219.088MPH while Top Gun Racing’s RC Enerson completed his rookie orientation.