Scott Dixon turned an unaided lap of 234.042 mph in this afternoon’s last tune-up for Pole qualifying. Ed Carpenter ran the next best time with a 233.624 mph lap.
The 12 drivers took turns running simulated qualifying runs. There were never more than two cars on track at once.
The top six laps were run by Dixon, Carpenter, Rinus VeeKay, Takuma Sato, Jimmie Johnson, and Marcus Ericsson. The twelve cars were separated by 0.28 seconds.
The format for today’s qualifying is two rounds. The break between rounds is to allow the engines to cool down before the final round.