Hot, windy conditions have limited track action in the first three hours of Fast Friday practice. 28 cars have posted speeds. Juan Pablo Montoya and the three Rahal letterman Lanigan drivers have not posted speeds although they have been on pit lane. Scott Dixon’s car has not left the garage as of yet.
Aboiut five minutes into the session race control lost power. The tack went green about 30 minutes later. Jimmie Johnson had the week’s first wall contact, slightly brushing the outside wall with the right side of the car.
Conor Daly posted a speed of 243.724 mph in the turn 3 trap.
Drivers are going out one at a time and attempting full or partial qualifying runs. Alexander Rossi has the single best fast lap today, 231,883 mph. Eleven drivers have turned a lap over 230 mph, nine in the 231 range.
David Malukas said about the wind conditions, “You’re making a guess going into each corner.”
Team Penske drivers Scott McLaughlin, Josef Newgarden, and Will Power currently sit sixth, seventh, and eighth respectively.
The fast 12 as of 321 pm Eastern: