The No.12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet of Will Power was the pace setter in the final practice session ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barbe.r Motorsports Park.
Power set a fastest time of 1.07.1173s and ended the session just ahead of reigning series champion Scott Dixon driving the No.9 Coca-Cola Chevrolet.
James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda was third fastest with a time of 1.07.1795s ending the morning as the leading Honda powered car.
Carlos Munoz was fourth for Andretti Autosport just ahead of last weeks winner and series leader Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet. Sebastien Bourdais in the No.11 KVSH Racing Chevrolet was 6th fastest just ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya in the No.2 Verizon Chevrolet.
Mikhail Aleshin was 8th fastest in the second Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda just ahead of defending Barber winner Josef Newgarden in the No.21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet.
Graham Rahal in the No.15 PennGrade Motor Oil Honda rounded out the top ten for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Jack Hawksworth in the No.41 ABC Supply Co AJ Foyt Racing Honda was 11th fastest just ahead of the No.3 AAA Insurance Chevrolet of Helio Castroneves who in turn ended the session just ahead of Takuma Sato in the second AJ Foyt Racing Honda, the Japanese driver brought out the red flag with minutes to go in the session after getting his No.14 Honda stuck in the gravel.
Max Chilton was 14th fastest in the No.8 Gallagher Chevrolet despite spinning ending the session just ahead of the No.28 DHL Honda of Ryan Hunter Reay.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Chevrolet was 16th fastest just ahead of his Ganassi team mate Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT Data Chevrolet. Marco Andretti in the No.27 hhgregg Honda was 18th fastest just ahead of team mate Alexander Rossi in the No.98 Castrol Edge with Curb Honda.
Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly and Luca Filippi rounded out the order in 20th and 21st place respectively.