Chip Ganassi Racing’s Takuma Sato in the No.11 Deloitte Honda led a team 1-2, with Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda in second. Sato set the fastest speed of 227.855MPH, while Dixon set the fastest pace of 227.285MPH, just ahead of Will Power in the No.12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet, who set the fastest speed of 226.953MPH.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou in the No.10 The American Legion Honda, who starts Sunday’s race from the pole, was fourth fastest, just ahead of Kyle Kirkwood, and speaking to Paddock Eye following the action on Carb Day, Palou said that he feels it will be accessible to following and overtake in track during Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
It was a fantastic session for Agustin Canapino and Juncos Hollinger Racing as he ended the session in sixth place overall with a speed of 226.532MPH ending the session just ahead of Colton Herta and Romain Grosjean while Josef Newgarden was ninth just ahead of Scott McLaughlin who rounded out the top ten for Team Penske.
Arrow McLaren’s Tony Kanaan in the No.66 SmartStop Chevrolet was 11th just ahead of Conor Daly and Jack Harvey while Alexander Rossi was 14th just ahead of his teammate Pato O’Ward in the No.5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet. David Malukas was 16th just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Benjamin Pedersen and defending Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda while Marco Andretti was 19th just ahead of Helio Castroneves who rounded out the top twenty for Meyer Shank Racing.
Edd Carpenter was 21st just ahead of Dreyer and Reinbold Racing”s Ryan Hunter Reay who had a solid session in the No.23 Root Insurance Chevrolet. Sting Ray Robb was 23rd just ahead of Simon Pagenaud and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard.
Devlin DeFranceso was 26th while Abel Motorsports RC Enerson had a great session in 27th place just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Katherine Legge. Graham Rahal was 30th for Dreyer and Reinbold Racing with Cusick Motorsports just ahead of Santino Ferruci and Callum Ilott while Rinus VeeKay rounded out the order in 33rd place. And with that the on track action is over until Sunday’s 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday.