Marcus Ericsson, the defending Indianapolis 500 champion in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, was the pacesetter in the Fast 12 practice ahead of qualifying today for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, a week from today.
The Swede set a fastest speed of 235.692MPH and led a Ganassi 1,2,3 with Alex Palou second in the No.10 The American Legion Honda and Takuma Sato in the No.11 Deloitte Honda.
AJ Foyt Racing had another fantastic morning as rookie Benjamin Pedersen in the No.55 Sexton Properties Chevrolet was the fastest Bow Tie entry with a fastest speed of 235.026MPH ending the session just ahead of his teammate Santino Ferrucci in the No.14 Chevrolet making AJ Foyt Racing a genuine threat for the NTT P1 Award.
Six-time series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was sixth with a 234.958MPH just ahead of Pato O’Ward and Rinus VeeKay. Alexander Rossi is really happy with his Arrow McLaren ending the session in ninth place just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet while Felix Rosenqvist was 11th.
Tony Kanaan decided not to do a run in practice and would instead wait until Fast 12 qualifying.