Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet ended the second ten minute race day practice at Texas Motor Speedway as the fastest driver.
The defending race winner ended the session just ahead of his Chip Ganassi Racing team mate Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet which is the order they finished in for the 2015 race.
Marco Andretti who was in the first group ended the session in third place for Andretti Autosport just ahead of Graham Rahal in the No.15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda.
KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais was fifth fastest just ahead of Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.2 Chevrolet. Race leader James Hinchcliffe ended the warm up session in seventh place in the No.5 Arrow Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Ryan Hunter Reay who went side by side in practice one with Mikhail Aleshin was eighth fastest overall just ahead of series points leader Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Hewlett Packard Enterprises Chevrolet while Ed Carpenter rounded out the top ten in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet.
Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Castrol EDGE Honda ended his session in 11th place just ahead of Gabby Chaves while Helio Castroneves in the No.3 AAA Insurance Chevrolet for Team Penske was 13th fastest.
Carlos Munoz who started the June 11 race from pole position was 14th fastest in the No.26 Andretti Autosport Honda ending the session just ahead of Mikhail Aleshin and Will Power.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Jack Hawksworth was 17th just ahead of Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet while his team mate Max Chilton was 19th fastest in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet. Takuma Sato rounded out the order after something appeared to break on his car in the opening session sending him into the wall at turn 4. The Japanese driver will have to race with the back up No.14 Honda tonight.