Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Preferred Freezer Services Ed Carpenter Chevrolet ended Monday’s practice session ahead of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented PennGrade Motor Oil setting a fastest speed of 227.414mph.
Chip Ganassi Racing Team’s Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT Data Chevrolet and reigning series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 Target Chevrolet were second and third fastest respectively in what was an absolutely fascinating day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with on track action throughout the day with cars drafting each other getting their race set-ups in order for Sunday.
Sage Karam was fourth fastest on a day when Chevrolet came to the front with four of their cars taking up the top four places in the session.
Dale Coyne Racing’s Pippa Mann in the No.63 Susan G Komen Dallara was the fastest Honda on track on Monday ending the day in fifth place with a fastest speed of 225.833mph, she completed 116 laps with her car showing great speed in race trim.
Charlie Kimball in the No.42 Tresiba® Chevrolet was sixth fastest ending the day just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin while JR Hildebrand was eighth fastest. Andretti Autosports Alexander Rossi in the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts with Curb Honda was ninth fastest while Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda rounded out the top ten.
Ed Carpenter in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet was 11th fastest just ahead of Conor Daly. Marco Andretti in the No.27 Snapple Honda was 13th fastest ending the session ahead of team mate Townsend Bell who racked up the laps completing 101 in total while Dale Coyne Racing’s Gabby Chaves was 15th fastest ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Takuma Sato.
Pole sitter for the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda was 17th fastest just ahead of the leading Team Penske Chevrolet of Will Power in the No.12 Verizon car.
Graham Rahal was 19th fastest in the No.15 Steak N’Shake Honda while Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet was 20th fastest.
Carlos Munoz in the the No.26 United Fibers & Data Honda was 21st fastest just ahead of Team Penske’s series points leader Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Bourdais was 23rd while Helio Castroves was 24th fastest just ahead of Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet who completed the most laps of anyone at 117.
Oriol Servia was 26th fastest for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Jack Hawksworth was 27th fastest but will have to undergo a engine change before Carb Day.
Spencer Pigot was 28th fastest for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing just ahead of Matt Brabham and Stefan Wilson.
Bryan Clauson was 31st for Dale Coyne Racing while Alex Tagliani who only got out on track at the end of the day ended up in 32nd place for AJ Foyt Racing. Buddy Lazier rounded out the order in 33rd place.