Arrow McLaren driver Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet was fastest in the opening practice session at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar course on Friday.
The Mexican set a fastest time of 01:06.4935s just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou in the No.10 American Legion Honda who set a time of 01:06.8558s.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Iced Spritz Chip Ganassi Racing was third fastest with a time 01:06.9779s.
Christian Lundgaard in the No.45 VIVID Honda was fourth with a time of 01:07.0262s.
Kyle Kirkwood in the No.27 AutoNation Honda was fifth with a time of 01:07.0269s.
Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda was sixth fastest with a time of 01:07.1175s.
Josef Newgarden was seventh just ahead of Scott McLaughlin and Alexander Rossi. Colton Herta rounded out the top ten.
Jack Harvey was 11th with a time of 01:07.2674s.
Devlin DeFrancesco was 12th just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist while Will Power was 14th in the No.12 Verizon 5G Chevrolet for Team Penske.
Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Women In Motorsports Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was P15 with a time of 01:07.4275s while Helio Castroneves was 16th.
Rinus VeeKay was 17th just ahead of Marcus Armstrong and Graham Rahal.
Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top twenty. Ryan Hunter-Reay was 21st with a time of 01:07.7272s.
Callum Ilott and Agustin Canapino were 22nd and 23rd respectively.
David Malukas was 24th with a time of 01:07.8785s just ahead of Santino Ferrucci and Sting Ray Robb while Benjamin Pedersen rounded out the order in 27th place.