Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda led the way in the second practice session on the opening day at the Belle Isle Grand Prix with a time of 01:16.3598s with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda in second place while Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda in third place.
Defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet was the fastest Chevrolet driver with a time of 01:16.5864s ending the session just ahead of Marco Andretti in the No.98 AutoNation Honda.
Graham Rahal was sixth in the No.15 United Rentals Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing just ahead of Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technology Team Penske Chevrolet. Alexander Rossi was eighth fastest for Andretti Autosport in the No.27 Ruoff Home Mortgages Honda just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens.
Andretti Autosport’s Zach Veach in the No.26 Relay Honda rounded out the top ten with a time of 01:16.8133s.
Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda was 11th fastest just ahead of Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.
Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack/Panasonic Honda was 13th fastest with a time 01:17.1358ss ending the session just ahead of Max Chilton of Carlin Racing.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet was 15th despite hitting the wall at Turn 7,
Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet was 16th just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda. Santiago Ferrucci in the No.19 Paysafe Honda was 18th just ahead Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves.
Charlie Kimball in the in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet was 20th just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist.
Jordan King was 22nd after crashing during the session while Rene Binder rounded out the order for Juncos Racing.