Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda who starts today’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole position was the pacesetter in the warm-up on Sunday morning with a time of 01:05.8646s ending up just ahead of Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda who set a time of 01:06.1923s.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda had a strong session in third place with a time of 01:06.3949s just ahead of Simon Pagenaud in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM MSR Honda with a time of 01:07.7766s ending up just ahead of Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet who set a time of 01:06.8203s.
Andretti Autosport’s Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda rounded out the top six with a time of 01:06.8317s ending the session just ahead of David Malukas who set a time of 01:06.9005s.
Rinus VeeKay was eighth for Ed Carpenter Racing with a time of 01:06.9144s just ahead of Helio Castroneves in the No.06 AutoNation MSR Honda who set a time of 01:06.9409s. It was a great warm up for Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott in the No.77 Chevrolet as the Englishman rounded out the top ten with a time of 01:07.1214s.
Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet was 11th with a time of 01:07.1740s ending up just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Jack Harvey in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda who set a time of 01:07.2087s.
Defending series champion Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was 13th fastest with a time of 01:07.2384s ending up just ahead of Graham Rahal in the No.15 Quartz Motor Oil Honda who clipped the wall during the session breaking the rear tow link but set a time of 01:07.3124s ending the morning just ahead of Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet who set a time of 01:07.3627s.
Christian Lundgaard in the No.30 Shield Cleansers RLL Honda was 16th with a time of 01:07.4219s ending up just ahead of Devlin DeFrancesco and Alexander Rossi.
Conor Daly was 20th just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Kyle Kirkwood while Takuma Sato in the No.51 Nurtec ODT Honda for Dale Coyne with RWR was 22rd with a time of 01:08.3542s ending up just ahead of Dalton Kellett who set a time of 01:08.5560s in the No.4 K Line Insulators AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet.
Jimmie Johnson was 24th in the No.48 Carvana Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing with a time of 01:08.9949s ending the session just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Tatiana Calderon who set a time of 01:09.6942s in the No.11 ROKiT Chevrolet. Scott McLaughlin rounded out the order having suffered a mechanical issue that might require an engine change in the No.3 Snap-On Team Penske Chevrolet.