Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda set the fastest time of the day in practice at the Long Beach Grand Prix as IndyCar gets ready for championship weekend. Herta set a fastest time of 01:09.268s ending the session just ahead of Simon Pagenaud who went wide on track and set a time of 01:09.433s just ahead of championship leader Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda who set a 01:09.455s.
Felix Rosenqvist had a great session in fourth place with a time 01:09.487s just ahead of Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda with a 01:09.515s while Helio Castroneves was sixth with a 01:09.570s just ahead of Scott McLaughlin with a time of 01:09.621s.
James Hinchcliffe in the No.29 Capstone Shift To Green Honda was eighth with a time of 01:09.628s ending the session just ahead of Alexander Rossi and Josef Newgarden who rounded out the top ten.
Romain Grosjean was 11th just ahead of Will Power and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon while Ed Jones was 14th just ahead of Jack Harvey and Pato O’Ward.
Marcus Ericsson was 17th just ahead of Sebastien Bourdais and Graham Rahal while Rinus VeeKay rounded out the top 20. Takuma Sato was 21st just ahead of Max Chilton and Conor Daly. Charlie Kimball was 24th just ahead of Callum Ilott and Oliver Askew and Jimmie Johnson while Dalton Kellett rounded out the order.