Verizon Team Penske’s Will Power set the fastest time in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in California. The Australian set a fastest time of 1m 06.8892s leading a Penske 1,2,3,4.
Series points leader Simon Pagenaud was second fastest in the No.22 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet ending the session just ahead of Helio Castroneves in the No.3 Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet with Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.2 Verizon Chevrolet in fourth place.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin was fifth fastest in the No.7 SPM Racing Honda ending the session just ahead of the No.15 PennGrade Motor Oil Honda of Graham Rahal who brought out the red flag at the end of the session after hitting the tyre wall.
Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing was seventh fastest ending the session just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Jame Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda. Sebastien Bourdais was ninth fastest for KVSH Racing while reigning series champion Scott Dixon rounded out the top ten in the No.9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Team Chevrolet.
Jack Hawksworth was 11th fastest for the AJ Foyt Racing team just ahead of the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet of Charlie Kimball.
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT Data Chevrolet was 13th fastest ending the session just ahead of Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda who brought out the first red flag after hitting the wall however the American was able to get the car back to pit road and the DHL crew were able to carry out repairs to the car and get him back out on track.
Carlos Munoz in the No.26 Andretti Autosport Honda was 15th fastest just ahead of Takuma Sato who suffered a loss of drive in the No.14 ABC Supply Co Honda as he entered pit road.
Marco Andretti was 17th fastest in the No.27 Andretti Autosport United Fibers & Data/Snapple just ahead of Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet. Dale Coyne Racing’s Luca Filippi and Conor Daly were 19th and 20th respectively with Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Castrol Edge/Curb Honda rounding out the order in 21st place.