Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet lead a 1,2,3,4 for Roger Penske in practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park on Friday afterth jnoon.
Series points leader Josef Newgarden was second fastest in the No.2 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet with reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud in third.
Helio Castroneves rounded out the top four in the No.3 Shell Rewards Chevrolet. Dale Coyne Racing’s Ed Jones in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America car was the fastest Honda in fifth place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi who was sixth.
It was an extremely strong session for AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly as he ended the session in seventh place in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet.
Takuma Sato in the No.26 Honda was eighth for Andretti Autosport just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda while Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda rounded out the top ten.
Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Honda was 11th fastest just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fifth/Third Bank Honda.
Marco Andretti was 13th fastest in the No.27 Oberto All-Natural Beef Jerky Honda for Andretti Autosport ending the session just ahead of Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda. The Englishman was held for five minutes on pit-road after losing control of his car as he came out of his stall and hitting an Verizon IndyCar Series official. The official was thankfully unharmed. Ganassi were handed a fine as a result of the incident.
On his return to the Verizon IndyCar Series, Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais was 15th just ahead of Carlos Munoz and Ed Carpenter. Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda was 18th just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda while JR Hildebrand was 20th. Sebastian Saavedra rounded out the order in 21st place in the No.7 Lucas Oil Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.