Palou tops late flurry of quick laps in Harvest GP observe
The NTT IndyCar Sequence’ one and solely observe session for the Harvest Grand Prix doubleheader on the Indianapolis highway course featured Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist, and Workforce Penske’s Josef Newgarden atop the chief board for almost all of the 75-minute outing.
With their occasions set early within the session on Firestone’s major tires, the occasions quickly shuffled within the final 12 minutes as groups bolted the quicker alternate tires to their vehicles to carry out qualifying simulations forward of this night’s run for the Race 1 pole.
A spin and stall by CGR’s Marcus Ericsson spoiled a lot of runs when the purple flag flew, leaving early red-tire runners Alex Palou from Dale Coyne Racing within the No. 55 Honda first (1m10.1777s) and Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey within the No. 60 Honda (1m10.2773s) in second earlier than the sector of 25 vehicles had been pressured to pit and anticipate Ericsson to be sorted.
As soon as the drivers had been launched, time for a single flying lap was left, and because the flurry of red-tire runs had been accomplished, Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta leapt to 3rd within the No. 88 Honda (1m10.3857s), championship chief Scott Dixon claimed fourth in CGR’s No. 9 Honda (1m10.4328).
Regardless of venturing out on alternates, Chilton held onto fifth together with his greatest produced on primaries (1m10.4636s), and in sixth, Dixon’s essential title rival, Newgarden, climbed to sixth on primaries (1m10.5307s).
As anticipated, the 4 newcomers to the occasion occupied the final 4 positions as A.J. Foyt Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais was twenty second, Arrow McLaren SP’s Helio Castroneves was twenty third, Andretti’s James Hinchcliffe was twenty fourth, and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam was twenty fifth.
Exterior of the purple flag for Ericsson, quite a few journeys onto the grass and working huge at numerous corners occurred within the cool and windy situations, however no main dramas occurred.
UP NEXT: Qualifying, 6:20 p.m. ET, on NBC Sports activities Gold.