Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon continued to top the time sheets as the New Zealander in the No.9 Target Chevrolet set the fastest time in practice 3 setting a time of 01:22.8008s.
Dixon ended the session just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet while Sebastien Bourdais was third fastest for the KVSH Racing team.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow car recovered from a tough day yesterday as he ended the morning as the fastest Honda powered car setting a fastest time of 01:22.9797s ending the morning just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Jack Hawksworth.
Spencer Pigot ended the session in the Samsung sponsored Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet as the 6th fastest car.
Graham Rahal was seventh for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing just ahead of Mikhail Aleshin who went off track during the session but was able to rejoin the circuit and returned to pit-road in the No.7 SMP Racing Honda.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet ended the session in ninth place with a fastest time of 01:23.2093s while his team mate Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet rounded out the top ten. Helio Castroneves was 11th fastest with a time of 01:23.3824s.
Alexander Rossi ended the session in 12th place just ahead of Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet.
Series points leader Simon Pagenaud ended the session in 14th place in the No.22 Hewlett Packard Enterprises Chevrolet setting a fastest time of 01:23.6876s. Takuma Sato ended the session in 15th place despite bringing out a red flag after his No.14 ABC Supply Co Honda for AJ Foyt Racing stopped on track. The car was restarted by the Halmotro safety tam and he was able to return to the pit-lane under his own steam.
Conor Daly was 16th fastest in the No.18 Jonathan Byrd’s Restaurant and Hospitality Group Honda. Juan Pablo Montoya ended the session in 17th place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay and Carlos Munoz.
RC Enerson was 19th fastest for Dale Coyne Racing in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda for Dale Coyne Racing.
Marco Andretti in the No.27 United Fiber and Data/Snapple Honda was 21st fastest just ahead of Josef Newgarden who hit the barriers hard bringing out the red flag however the driver of the No.21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet is hopeful the car can be repaired on time for qualifying later today.