Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda was fastest in Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach fastest with a time of 01:08.4762s ending the session just ahead of Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda with a time of 01:08.6507s.
Simon Pagenaud was third fastest in what could be his last warm up for Team Penske with a time of 01:08.8029s. Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda in his last warm up for the team was fourth fastest with a time of 01:08.8612s while an angry Alexander Rossi was fifth in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda with a time of 01:09.2465s. Rossi was very upset with Helio Castroneves as the pair came together as Rossi came out of the pits and they headed around the fountain. Rossi set a 01:09.2465s.
Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet was sixth with a time of 01:09.2799s just ahead of Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda who set a 01:09.2838s while Graham Rahal was eighth in the No.15 TOTAL Quartz Honda with a time of 01:09.3318s.
Championship leader Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was ninth with a time of 01:09.3364s just ahead of Romain Grosjean who rounded out the top ten just ahead of James Hinchcliffe and Pato O’Ward while polesitter Josef Newgarden was 13th fastest.
Scott McLaughlin was 14th in the No.3 PPG Chevrolet just ahead of Jimmie Johnson who set a 01:09.6539s in the No.48 Carvana Honda just ahead of Ed Jones and Takuma Sato while Max Chilton was 18th just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Marcus Ericsson who rounded out the top 20. Sebastien Bourdais was 21st just ahead of Callum Ilott and Rinus VeeKay while Charlie Kimball was 24th just ahead of Oliver Askew and Conor Daly.
Dalton Kellett and Helio Castroneves rounded out the order.