AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet ended the opening day of testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway fastest as preparations for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil got underway.
The 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner set a fastest speed of 226.181MPH ending the day just ahead of Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud giving Chevrolet a 1-2.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda continued his good run ending the day third having topped the speed charts this morning.
It was a great afternoon for Gabby Chaves and Harding Racing as the Colombian ended the day in fourth place with a speed of 225.630MPH.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda was fifth fastest with a speed of 225.448MPH ending up just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 SealMaster Honda.
Spencer Pigot was seventh fastest for Ed Carpenter Racing just ahead of Ed Jones in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing.
On his first take back in the car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Helio Castroneves rounded out the top ten for Team Penske in the No.3 Shell Pennzoil Chevrolet with a speed of 224.673MPH.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 MiJack Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing was 11th just ahead of Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet.
It was a good day for Carlin Racing and Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba® Chevrolet as he ended the day in 13th place just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet.
Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Honda was 15th for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing ending the session just ahead of Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet.
Zach Veach in the No.26 Group One Thousand One Honda was 17th ahead of his Andretti Autosport team mate’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda and Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
Myer Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Jack Harvey was 20th while James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports rounded out the order in 21st place.
Testing continues at IMS tomorrow for rookie orientation in the morning and the refresher in the afternoon which will feature Danica Patrick.