Ed Carpenter had the fastest time in the first two hour veterans’ session as practice began for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. His Preferred Freezer Services Dallara turned a lap at 228.653. Helio Castroneves had the next fastest time at 228.441. Castroneves turned his lap early in the session. Colton Herta was third at 228.284.Sebastien Bourdais (228.242) and Spencer Pigot (227.661) round out the top five.
Ed Jones was eighth quickest, putting all three Ed Carpenter Racing cars in the top eight.
James Hinchcliffe drove each of the four cars in the Arrow Schmidt Peterson stable.
Rookies and drivers needing refresher tests will have exclusive use of the track for the next two hours. Back with more after the next session.