Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet led the way in practice at Iowa Speedway on Friday ahead of Saturday’s Hy-Vee Homefront 250. The Tennessee native, who is a four-time winner here at Iowa Speedway set a fastest speed of 176.428MPH, ending the day just ahead of his teammate Scott McLaughlin in the No.3 XPEL Chevrolet, who set a 175.968MPH.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing was third fastest with a speed of 175.877MPH ending the session just ahead of Colton Herta and Pato O’Ward while Takuma Sato on his return ended the day in sixth just ahead of Toronto race winner Christian Lundgaard in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda. It was a great session for Ed Carpenter Racing’s Ryan Hunter-Reay as he ended the session eighth place with speed of 174.204MPH ending the session just ahead of Conor Daly while Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who rounded out the top ten with a 173.943MPH.
Jack Harvey had a great session in P11 just ahead of Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet ending the session just ahead of Helio Castroneves and Alexander Rossi while championship leader Alex Palou was 15th with a speed of 173.003MPH,
Ed Carpenter was 16th just ahead of Romain Grosjean and David Malukas while Devlin DeFrancesco was 19th. Graham Rahal rounded out the top twenty. Rinus VeeKay was 21st just ahead of Kyle Kirkwood and Juncos Hollinger Racing’s Callum Ilott and Agustin Canapino.
Santino Ferrucci was 25th just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Sting Ray Robb. Benjamin Pedersen rounded out the order in 28th place.