Harding Racing’s Patricio O’Ward in the No.8 Chevrolet was the star of the show on the openong day of practice for this weekend’s 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale Grand Prix of Sonoma.

O’Ward ended the day with the thord fastest time a 01:18.0073s and speaking following the session he said:

It was a pretty good day and I’m very satisfied with how we ended. The first practice felt like a shot out of a canon because there were so many cars out there than what I was used to and I didn’t get any clean running. I’m happy I got some clean running in Practice 2. We were working hard on getting the car right for qualifying, so we were on the red (Firestone alternate) tires for most of practice. It feels really good, so now we’re going to work on the black (Firestone primary) tires to get ready for the race setup. As of now, I’m very satisfied with today.”

Colton Herta in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet ended the day in 21st place and speakong following the session he said:

 just kept learning. It seems like our pace on blacks (Firestone primary tires) is pretty good, it’s right around top-10 pace. I made a mistake on the red (Firestone alternate) tires and I ended up on the bottom half of the timesheets today, but that’s something to learn off of. I didn’t quite nail the lap. It’s tough when you have one lap, so I’m still trying to get to grips with that. I’ll try to do a better job tomorrow.”

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