Six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon was the pace-setter on the opening morning of practice for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Tuesday. The Iceman in the No.9 PNC Chip Ganassi Racing Honda set a fastest speed of 227.119MPH completing 25 laps.
Marcus Ericsson made it a Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2 finish with a speed of 226.965MPH while Dreyer and Reinbold’s Sage Karam had a great morning ending the session in third place with a speed of 226.398MPH.
Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly was fourth fastest with a speed of 225.655MPH just ahead of the returning Marco Andretti who set a fastest speed of 225.403MPH.
Santino Ferrucci got right up to speed in sixth place with a speed of 225.362MPH while Scott McLaughlin was the fastest Team Penske driver ending the session in seventh place with a speed of 225.330MPH.
Defending series champion Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the session in eighth place with a speed of 225.278MPH.
Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was ninth fastest with a speed of 224.920MPH while AJ Foyt Racing’s JR Hildebrand had a great morning as he rounded out the top ten with a speed of 224.544MPH.
Rookie Kyle Kirkwood in the No.14 ROKiT Chevrolet was P11 with a speed of 224.484MPH just ahead of Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Shell Rewards Chevrolet who had a speed of 224.419MPH.
Dalton Kellett made it three AJ Foyt Racing cars in the top-15 as he ended the session in 13th place just ahead of 224.417MPH just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist who set a speed of 224.381MPH.
Championship leader Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet was 15th with a speed of 223.811MPH. On his first day back in the car since last month, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.1 American Legion Honda was 16th with a speed of 223.768MPH just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus VeeKay with a speed of 223.750MPH.
Juan Pablo Montoya was 18th for Arrow McLaren SP with a speed of 223.630MPH ending the session just ahead of Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott who set a speed of 223.389MPH.
Christian Lundgaard was the fastest Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda driver in 20th with a speed of 223.260MPH ending the morning just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Jimmie Johnson in the No.48 Carvana Honda who set a speed of 223.007MPH having completed 29 laps.
Andretti Autosport’s Devlin DeFrancesco ended the session in 22nd place with a speed of 222.789MPH just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Jack Harvey in the No.45 Hy Vee Honda who set a speed of 222.565MPH.
Alexander Rossi was 24th fastest for Andretti Autosport with a speed of 222.554MPH who ended the session just ahead of Ed Carpenter who set a speed of 222.113MPH.
Colton Herta who took victory on the road course here on Saturday was 26th with a speed of 221.766MP ending up just ahead of his teammate and Indy 500 rookie, Romain Grosjean with a speed of 221.695MPH.
David Malukas was 28th with a speed of 221.662MPH just ahead of Meyer Shank Racing’s Simon Pagenaud who set a speed of 220.996MPH while his teammate and defending 500 champion Helio Castroneves was 30th with a speed of 220.448MPH.
Graham Rahal was 31st with a speed of 219.143MPH while Takuma Sato rounded out the order in 32nd place for Dale Coyne Racing with RWR having completed just 4 laps with a speed of 212.142MPH. A total of 985 laps were completed.
Next up is refresher which will have just one driver, Stefan Wilson will complete this process by himself from 1-3pm before everyone tests from 3-6pm.