Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda claimed his second NTT P1 Award and his first for Andretti Autosport as he led teammate Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda. The Frenchman set a fastest time of 59.5532s ending the session just ahead of Herta. There were two red flags in the session; Grosjean.’s teammate Kyle Kirkwood who will start the race from sixth place. Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin who won here last year, starts the race from fifth.
Arrow McLaren’s Pato O’Ward starts the race from third just ahead of Marcus Ericsson, who starts the race from fourth place in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palo starts the race from seventh just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist, while Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda starts the race from ninth place while defending series champion Will Power rounds out the top ten. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard starts the race from P11 just ahead of Arrow McLaren’s Alexander Rossi.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s rookie Marcus Armstrong starts his first INDYCAR race from 13th place in the No.11 Ridgeline Lubricants Honda. Josef Newgarden starts the race from 14th in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet just ahead of Helio Castroneves and David Malukas. Santino Ferrucci starts the race from 17th just ahead of Devlin DeFrancesco.
Jack Harvey starts the race from 19th place just ahead of Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda. At the same time, rookie Agustin Canapino makes his first race start for Juncos Hollinger Racubg from 21st place just ahead of his teammate Callum Ilott and sting Ray Robb. In contrast, Rinus VeeKay starts the race from 24th just ahead of Simon Pagenaud and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Benjamin Pedersen rounded out the order in 27th place with a time of 01:01.4355s.