Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda once again was the man to beat at the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville in practice on Saturday.
Herta set a time of 01:15.3529s and ended the session just ahead of his teammate Alexander Rossi in the No.27 AutoNation NAPA Auto Parts Honda who set a time of 01:15.8292s.
Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was third fastest with a time of 01:15.8837s ending the session just ahead of Alex Palou and AJ Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais despite spinning and losing his rear wing.
Felix Rosenqvist in the No.7 Vuse Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was sixth just ahead of Marcus Ericsson and Pato O’Ward.
Rinus VeeKay was ninth while Scott McLaughlin rounded out the top ten.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet spun like Dixon and ended the session in 11th place just ahead of Meyer Shank Racing’s Helio Castroneves and Jack Harvey.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet was 14th just ahead of Romain Grosjean and Graham Rahal.
Ed Jones was 17th just ahead of Josef Newgarden and James Hinchcliffe.
Santino Ferrucci rounded out the top twenty just ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Jimmie Johnson and Conor Daly.
Max Chilton who also spun was 24th just ahead of Takuma Sato, Dalton Kellett and Cody Ware.