Chip Ganassi Racing continued their great start to the Indianapolis 500 as they topped the times for the third day in a row with two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato in the No.11 Deloitte Honda was fastest again and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“It’s nice to be this quick, this fast, and working with my team and teammates. We’ve done fantastic preparation and I believe had the fastest practice lap in 26 years. That is entirely impressive with the current package. Our group and HPD is working extremely hard. This was my first time with the boost with Chip Ganassi Racing and my eyeballs went big on that lap in the morning. We’re all working together to find the limit and find consistency with how we drive the tire with the degradation. I love working through the process and thank you to Chip Ganassi Racing for the fantastic opportunity. This is still only a test day, but it’s nice to see the car working so well.”

Defending Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Spritz Honda was fourth fastest with a speed of 234.029MPH and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“Pretty happy with today, although I just struggled to get those four laps. The team did a great job to make some changes. We had to analyze a bit of data and video. We then came out here at the end and got a really solid run in. Still a bit of drop-off but we were right up there again.”

Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda rounded out the top ten and was commented following the action saying:

“It was a bit mixed today, to be honest. A couple of unknowns, but we’ll keep working at it for tomorrow.”

Alex Palou in the No.10 The American Legion Honda was P14 and speaking following the action he commented saying:

“The car has felt very good since the beginning of the day with the boost. It’s one of the best feelings that we have in INDYCAR and that’s when the boost is so high. It seems that we have close to the speed that we had last year, so hoping for the same tomorrow for qualifying. It’s going to be tight to get into the Fast 12 for sure, but hopefully we can get all four cars through there.”

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