Chip Ganassi Racing’s Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Honda ended the practice in Iowa. on Friday, setting the fastest speed Speaking following the action the Swede said:

“It was a good first practice here in Iowa. We had a few things to go through and felt like we improved the car throughout the session. I was pretty happy with how the car was behaving out on track. It was a positive session and it feels like we can be better than previous years here. We just need to keep it going for tomorrow and Sunday.”

Takuma Sato in the No.11 Deloitte Honda ended the day in sixth and speaking following the action he said:

“The No. 11 Deloitte Honda feels pretty good. It’s nice to be back in the car again. Obviously, we’re trying things after the test, and it’s very encouraging to see the car performing really well. The practice seems quite long, but really it’s short only being able to do about 60 percent of what we had wanted. But, the car is performing well, so we’ll look forward to the qualifying run.”

Scott DIxon in the No,9 PNC Bank Honda ended the day in 10th place and speaking following the action, the Iceman said:

“Felt just okay out there. It was a bit of a back and forth session. On our qualifying sim, we just had loads of traffic and didn’t get a lap. The No. 9 PNC Bank seems okay and it is as good as we thought it might be from the test. We’ll definitely be competitive.”

Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Honda was P15 and speaking following the action he said:

“I’m very happy to be back here. Honestly, it was a tough practice for us with traffic. We got lots of laps and ran through a lot of things, but it’s a short weekend, so we were trying a lot of different set-up options. We’ll be ready to roll for tomorrow.”

Dixon and Palou will be the last ones out in qualifying later today as it is done in reverse order of points meaning Palou will go out last of the 28 drivers.

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