Indy 500 Carb Day: Tony Kanaan fastest in final practice

Tony Kanaan led the final 'Carb Day' practice session ahead of the Indianapolis 500 as Ganassi showed its strongest pace of the 2016 event so far

Indy 500 Carb Day: Tony Kanaan fastest in final practice

Prior to the traditional Friday morning session, extended by 10 minutes from its usual hour this year, Ganassi had not topped any of practice and failed to get any of its four entries into the nine-car pole shootout.

But in the last session before Sunday's race, Kanaan set the pace with a 226.280mph lap, while his reigning IndyCar champion team-mate Scott Dixon was third.

Dixon will be Ganassi's highest starter on Sunday, having qualified 13th, with Kanaan 18th on the grid.

The Chevrolet-powered pair sandwiched Andretti Autosport's Carlos Munoz on Friday, Kanaan jumping ahead late on after a lengthy spell in first place for Munoz.

Andretti was Honda's lead contender, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi backing Munoz up with fifth and sixth behind early pacesetter Will Power in the best Penske Dallara-Chevrolet.

Poleman James Hinchcliffe was 12th fastest, with second-place qualifier Josef Newgarden 17th. Hunter-Reay will join them on the front row.

The session was interrupted by one crash, when Pippa Mann backed her Dale Coyne Racing entry into the Turn 4 wall late on. She was unhurt.

CARB DAY TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 39.7738s 42
2 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.2667s 43
3 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.2964s 44
4 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.3361s 48
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.3462s 51
6 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 0.3554s 37
7 J.R. Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.3647s 42
8 Oriol Servia Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 0.3993s 48
9 Townsend Bell Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.4099s 50
10 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.4122s 50
11 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 0.4175s 36
12 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 0.4183s 48
13 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.4819s 44
14 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 0.4877s 47
15 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 0.5068s 40
16 Conor Daly Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 0.5362s 40
17 Josef Newgarden Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.5543s 39
18 Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.5581s 37
19 Alex Tagliani AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 0.5608s 41
20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.5909s 41
21 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.6173s 35
22 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.6610s 52
23 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.6728s 43
24 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 0.6858s 32
25 Gabby Chaves Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 0.6887s 39
26 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.7264s 52
27 Bryan Clauson Jonathan Byrd's Racing Dallara/Honda 0.7849s 30
28 Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 0.8118s 26
29 Spencer Pigot Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 0.8150s 42
30 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.9135s 43
31 Stefan Wilson KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.9524s 42
32 Matthew Brabham Team Murray Dallara/Chevrolet 1.0317s 45
33 Buddy Lazier Lazier Burns Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 3.0872s 19

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