Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon said thatcthe team need to keep their head down and try to finish out the season with the title.
It is going to be an interesting race. The Iceman set the fastest time of the morning in Sonoma on Saturday with a fastest time of 01:17.9697s.
Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet finished the morning in second place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda while championship contender Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda was fourth.
Defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet was fifth just ahead of his team mate Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technology Chevrolet.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Group 1001 Honda was seventh just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.30 Mi-Jack Panasonic Honda.
It was another great session for Dale Coyne Racing Santino Ferrucci in the No.39 Cly Del Honda as he ended the morning in ninth place while Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Bryan Herta Autosport Honda rounded out the top ten.
Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing was 11th just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Total Quartz Honda.
Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba ® Chevrolet for Carlin Racing was 13th fastest just ahead of Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing with SPM was 15th just ahead of his team mate James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda.
Jordan King in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet was 17th for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of Pietro Fittipaldi in the No.19 Paysafe Honda.
Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet was 21st just ahead of Patricio O’Ward in the No.8 Chevrolet for Harding Racing while his team mate Colton Herta in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet was 22nd.
Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing was 23rd just ahead of his team mate Matheus Matt Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda rounded out the order for Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing following a mechanical issue.