Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Chevrolet kept Team Penske on top of the time sheets during warm up on Friday afternoon at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin Texas. The Frenchman set a fastest time of 01:48.333s.
Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta who missed the second practice session was back on track in the No.88 Honda was second fastest with a time of 01:48.434s.
Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda for Andretti Autosport was third fastest just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda.
Marco Andretti in the No.98 US Concrete Honda was fifth fastest just ahead of Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet for Team Penske.
Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda was seventh fastest with a time of 01:49.782s.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet was eighth fastest just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Santino Ferrucci in the No.19 Cly Del Honda.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda rounded out the top ten despite sitting out the last moments for the session for bringing out a red flag after spinning.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.7 Arrow Electronics Honda was 11th fastest just ahead of Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda.
Takuma Sato in the No.30 MiJack Panasonic Honda was 13th for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing just ahead of Zach Veach in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda.
Patricio O’Ward was 15th fastest for Carlin just ahead of Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda for Dale Coyne with Vassar Sullivan Racing was 16th just ahead of Ed Jones and defending series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Josef Newgarden in the No.2 PPG Chevrolet was 19th fastest for Team Penske just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Total Honda.
Mathues Matt Leist was 21st for AJ Foyt Racing. Spencer Pigot in the No.21 Autogeek Chevrolet was 22nd fastest just ahead of Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet. Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser rounded out the order in 24th place.