Dixon Leads Busy Carb Day After Delay

Photo of Scott Dixon by James Black, Indycar

Scott Dixon had the fastest lap in today’s rain delayed and rain shortened Carb day practice for Sunday’s 105th running of the Indianapolis 500. The session began more than two and a half hours late due to morning rain and ended about ten minutes short of the two hour time limit as more rain moved in.

Dixon parked his car for the day after 45 minutes of running. Colton Herta ended his day about 20 minutes early, Both drivers seemed very happy with their cars. Herta hopes for similar conditions on race day.

Rossi and fuel at Indy- Alexander Rossi experienced a fuel spill before the prasctice session began, delaying the start by about six minutes. Indycar assessed a five minute penalty on the 27 car. Rossi has had issues during the 500 with fueling the car, even in 2016 when he won. A longer than normal pit stop due to a fueling issue may have cost him the race in 2019,

“Let’s hope we got our fuel issues out of the way early in Indianapolis,” Rossi told NBC Sports.

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Eight Chevys were in the top twelve today, including all four Penske cars. Chevys were virtually invisible during qualifications.

Personal observation- I liked the way and the seemingly easy way Herta and Graham Rahal were able to pass other cars.

Herta and Dixon exchanged the point for several laps, possibly a preview of what we might see Sunday.

The 33 drivers ran a total of 2,350 laps this afternoon.

The results:

19Scott DixonChip Ganassi RacingHonda228.323647
222Simon PagenaudTeam PenskeChevy227.1575789
32Josef NewgardenTeam PenskeChevy226.8568893
447Conor DalyEd Carpenter RacingChevy226.3995370
598Marco AndrettiAndretti Herta-Haupert w/Marco & Curb-AgajanianHonda226.3966465
612Will PowerTeam PenskeChevy226.223882
73Scott McLaughlinTeam PenskeChevy226.1922166
848Tony KanaanChip Ganassi RacingHonda225.929748
930Takuma SatoRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda225.7016594
1024Sage KaramDreyer & Reinbold RacingChevy225.5423661
115Pato O’WardArrow McLaren SPChevy225.5115793
1259Max ChiltonCarlinChevy225.3488489
1327Alexander RossiAndretti AutosportHonda225.3244751
1414Sebastien BourdaisAJ Foyt EnterprisesChevy225.1632733
1506Helio CastronevesMeyer Shank RacingHonda225.1611762
1686Juan Pablo MontoyaArrow McLaren SPChevy225.1493354
171JR HildebrandAJ Foyt EnterprisesChevy224.9453070
1818Ed JonesDale Coyne Racing with Vasser SullivanHonda224.9101271
1915Graham RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda224.8728100
2028Ryan Hunter-ReayAndretti AutosportHonda224.7193371
2129James HinchcliffeAndretti Steinbrenner AutosportHonda224.5461992
2210Alex PalouChip Ganassi RacingHonda224.5005871
238Marcus EricssonChip Ganassi RacingHonda224.4686184
247Felix RosenqvistArrow McLaren SPChevy224.4282061
254Dalton KellettAJ Foyt EnterprisesChevy224.0511954
2625Stefan WilsonAndretti AutosportHonda224.0477174
2745Santino FerrucciRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda223.8841177
2826Colton HertaAndretti AutosportHonda223.6702678
2960Jack HarveyMeyer Shank RacingHonda223.664876
3020Ed CarpenterEd Carpenter RacingChevy223.6542461
3121Rinus VeeKayEd Carpenter RacingChevy223.0681056
3216Simona De SilvestroParetta AutosportChevy223.0232572
3351Pietro FittipaldiDale Coyne Racing w/Rick Ware RacingHonda222.1736488