Alexander Rossi had the day’s fastest time of 1:15.135 to lead the second practice session at Belle Isle this afternoon. The official practice ended early when Simon Pagenaud made contact with the outside wall. The team repaired the broken toe link and took part in the pit stop practice.
Spencer Pigot was the first driver to go to the alternate red tires with about 12 minutes left in the session. Most other cars put on the reds about three minutes later. Pagenaud brought out the red flag with just over three minutes left.
Josef Newgarden broke the Honda logjam at the top of the standings on the red tires, finishing second to Rossi. Five Chevrolets were in the top ten nthis afternoon, two more than in the morning round. The Chevys represented the entire Penske and Carpenter teams.
Watch for a full report on the day on Wildfire Sports later tonight.