Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda was the pacesetter in race-day warm-up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Saturday. The Swede set a fastest time of 01:11.0839s ending the session just ahead of Callum Ilott in the No.77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet who set a time of 01:11.1970s.
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet set a fastest time of 01:11.2391s ending the session just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta who set a time of 01:11.2552s ending up just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Jack Harvey in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda with a time of 01:11.2630s.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fifth Third Bank Honda was 6th with a time of 01:11.2646s ending the session just ahead of Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden in the No.2 PPG Chevrolet with a time of 01:11.3181s.
Defending series champion Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was eighth with a time of 01:11.4134s.
Pole-sitter Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet ended the session in ninth place with a time of 01:11.4339s while Christian Lundgaard rounded out the top ten for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the No.30 Shield Cleansers Honda with a time of 01:11.4345s.
Six-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was 11th with a time of 01:11.5390s.
Rinus VeeKay was 12th for Ed Carpenter Racing with a time of 01:11.6531s ending the morning just ahead of Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet who set a time of 01:11.7644s.
David Malukas was 14th with a time of 01:11.7778s in the No.18 Dale Coyne with HMD Motorsports Honda.
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 AutoNation NAPA Auto Parts Honda was 15th with a time of 01:11.7789s. Simon Pagenaud was 16th with a time of 01:11.7839s ending the session just ahead of Scott McLaughlin who set a time of 01:11.8086s.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Jimmie Johnson in the No.48 Carvana Honda was 18th with a time of 01:11.8732s ending the morning just ahead of Devlin DeFrancesco with a time of 01:11.9935s while Conor Dal in the No.20 Bitnile Chevrolet with a time of 01:12.0796s while Takuma Sato was 21st with a time of 01:12.1549s.
Kyle Kirkwood was 22nd with a time of 01:12.1971s just ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya with a time of 01:12.2614s.
Helio Castroneves was 24th with a time of 01:12.2783s just ahead of Romain Grosjean who set a time of 01:12.3157s.
Dalton Kellett and Tatiana Calderon rounded out the order.