Dixon Leads Final Practice; Mixed Results on Second Groove

Scott Dixon posted the fastest lap in the final practice as just a few drivers took advantage of the rubbered in higher line. Josef newgarden and pATO o’ward used the higher line the most, with Nwgarden going into the second groove early in the sesion and O’Ward using it later.

While the practice ran incident free, in the high line session Conor Daly spun coming oput of turn 4. He narrowly missed hitting the outside wall, then spun into the grass before righting the car and driving back to the pits. Benjamin Pedersen avoided a collision with Daly.

It was not a good afternoon for Meyer Shank Racing. Helio Castroneves broke a bearing and never got onto the track. Simon Pagenaud was late to the weigh in and was penalized the last 10 minutes of the session.

I don’t think we can draw any conclusions on the second groove yet. Tomorrow will be warmer than today by mid race, and whatever Goodyear rubber the truck race leaves will be a factor as well.


19Scott DixonChip Ganassi RacingHonda222.37884
22Josef NewgardenTeam PenskeChevy221.79259
311Takuma SatoChip Ganassi RacingHonda220.99273
43Scott McLaughlinTeam PenskeChevy220.86695
526Colton HertaAndretti Autosport w/Curb-AgajanianHonda220.80789
612Will PowerTeam PenskeChevy220.58397
777Callum IlottJuncos Hollinger RacingChevy220.46262
86Felix RosenqvistArrow McLarenChevy220.11593
910Alex PalouChip Ganassi RacingHonda219.86888
108Marcus EricssonChip Ganassi RacingHonda219.674100
117Alexander RossiArrow McLarenChevy219.41981
1228Romain GrosjeanAndretti AutosportHonda219.06370
135Pato O’WardArrow McLarenChevy218.77195
1418David MalukasDale Coyne Racing with HMDHonda218.54287
1578Agustin CanapinoJuncos Holling RacingChevy218.34356
1627Kyle KirkwoodAndretti AutosportHonda218.24647
1751Sting Ray RobbDale Coyne Racing w/RWRHonda218.19392
1860Simon PagenaudMeyer Shank RacingHonda217.86749
1945Christian LundgaardRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda217.62976
2020Conor DalyEd Carpenter RacingChevy217.59048
2133Ed CarpenterEd Carpenter RacingChevy217.42472
2229Devlin DeFrancescoAndretti Steinbrenner AutosportHonda217.39050
2315Graham RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda217.04551
2455Benjamin PedersenAJ Foyt EnterprisesChevy216.65659
2514Santino FerrucciAJ Foyt EnterprisesChevy216.63774
2621Rinus VeeKayEd Carpenter RacingChevy216.42791
2730Jack HarveyRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda215.51142
286Helio CastronevesMeyer Shank RacingHonda0