— Ben Johnston (@BSJ2008) April 14, 2019
Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta in the No.88 King Taco Honda led the way in race day warm up ahead of today’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Herta set a time of 01:07.1053s ending the session just ahead of Andretti Herta Autosport’s Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was third fastest just ahead of Graham Rahal in the No.15 Total Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Panasonic Honda was fifth fastest showing that RLL have a strong race car.
Defending series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing was sixth fastest just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda who starts today’s race from pole. Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda was eighth fastest just ahead of Dale Coyne with Vassar Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda.
Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Autogeek Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing was the fastest Chevrolet powered driver rounding out the top ten.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda was 11th fastest just ahead of Carlin Racing’s Patricio O’Ward in the No.31 Guess Chevrolet.
Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet was 13th fastest just ahead of Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 Cly Del Honda for Dale Coyne Racing.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technologies Chevrolet was 15th fastest for Team Penske just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing was 17th just ahead of Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing.
Ed Jones in the No.20 Ed Carpenter Racing with Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet was 19th just ahead of Team Penske’s championship leader Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet.
Mathues Matt Leist was 21st in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet for Carlin Racing.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports rounded out the order in 23rd place.