Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Alex Palou in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda ended the final practice session for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Monday ahead of Carb Day leading a Chip Ganassi Racing 1,2,3 with a speed of 229.441MPH.
Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was second with a speed of 229.000MPH.
Jimmie Johnson in the No.48 Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was third fastest with a speed of 228.467MPH having completed 67 laps. Takuma Sato was fourth fastest with a speed of 228.381MPH.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda was fifth with a speed of 228.017MPH ending the two-hour session just ahead of Josef Newgarden was sixth fastest in the No.2 Shell Rewards Team Penske Chevrolet who set a speed of 226.962MPH ending the session just ahead of Conor Daly in the No.20 BitNile Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing who was seventh with a speed of 226.895MPH.
Marco Andretti was eighth fastest with a speed of 226.776MPH just ahead of Sage Karam who had a great day for Dreyer and Reinbold Racing who set a speed of 226.699MPH while Meyer Shank Racing’s Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top ten with a speed of 225.360MPH.
Romain Grosjean was P11 for Andretti Autosport in the No.28 DHL Honda with a speed of 225.996MPH just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard in the No.30 PeopleReady Honda who set a speed of 225.616MPH while defending champion Helio Castroneves was 13th for Meyer Shank Racing with a speed of 225.420MPH.
David Malukas had a great start to the session leading the way for a while and ended the session in P14 where he set a speed of 225.372MPH.
Scott McLaughlin the No.3 Pennzoil Team Penske Chevrolet set a fastest speed of 225.266MPH ending up in 15th place with a speed of 225.266MPH while Dreyer and Reinbold Racing’s Santino Ferrucci was 16th with a speed of 225.075MPH.
Colton Herta was 17th for Andretti Autosport with a speed of 225.011MPH just ahead of Callum Ilott who set a speed of 224.974MPH.
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi was 19th fastest with a speed of 224.829MPH while Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet who rounded out the top twenty with a speed of 224.779MPH.
Pato O’Ward was 21st for Arrow McLaren SP ending up with a speed of 224.677MPH ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan who set a speed of 224.517MPH coming home just ahead of Jack Harvey and Ed Carpenter while Rinus VeeKay was 25th fastest.
Graham Rahal was 26th just ahead of JR Hildebrand while Stefan Wilson had his best day to date with the 28th fastest speed of a 224.305MPH on his way to completing 88 laps and ending the day ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya.
Kyle Kirkwood was 30th for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Dalton Kellett who hit the wall hard at Turn 2 but was unhurt and is looking forward to the race on Sunday. Devlin DeFrancesco rounded out the order in 33rd place with a speed of 222.553MPH.
A total of 2602 laps were completed today while the final practice ahead of the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday takes place on Friday’s Carb Day.