Harvey tops Indy qualifying warm-up session
The NTT IndyCar Sequence made an hour of apply obtainable to groups previous to Saturday’s qualifying session and as followers have seen for a few years, most drivers elected to remain within the storage and await showtime.
Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey was quickest with a lap of 230.425mph within the No. 60 Honda as 9 drivers took half within the cool morning run.
“Simply needed to reset earlier than qualifying,” Harvey mentioned. “I believe if we put collectively a complete finest effort, then perhaps we may be proper on the sting of the Quick 9.”
Harvey was adopted by two extra Honda-powered drivers with Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s defending race winner Takuma Sato (230.312mph) and Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay (230.196mph).
“I believe it’s vital,” Sato mentioned of collaborating within the session. “We consider this fashion you possibly can apply and optimize for the afternoon.”
Greatest among the many Chevy brigade was Workforce Penske’s Scott McLaughlin in P4 (229.875mph) as all 4 of Penske’s drivers looked for lacking velocity.
AS IT HAPPENED
Andretti’s Ryan Hunter-Reay was considered one of 4 drivers to get rolling at 9:30 a.m. ET, posting a finest lap of 230.196mph, and he was adopted by Sato who improved the quickest lap to 230.312mph. Behind them, Marco Andretti, with a contemporary engine put in over his shoulders, was P3 at 229.660mph.
Penske’s Josef Newgarden eclipsed Andretti together with his first qualifying simulation, taking P3 with a better of 229.744mph. Teammate McLaughlin was subsequent to assert P3, hitting 229.875mph.
At 10:05 a.m., Harvey claimed P1 with a lap of 230.425mph. Behind him, Penske’s Will Energy was finishing a qualifying simulation of his personal, with a 229.649mph as his finest, adequate for P7 of the seven drivers who’ve posted laps.
Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was final amongst his quartet to hitch in, working P5 with a 229.855mph, however needing to chop one run quick to have the right-rear wheel ramp bodywork hooked up. A.J. Foyt Racing’s Charlie Kimball was the one driver to look from their steady, going P9 and final with a 228.584mph.
If there was one shock, it was in what number of groups missing important velocity elected to remain of their garages and hope their in a single day chassis setup modifications will ship the products.
UP NEXT: Qualifying, 12-5:50 p.m. ET