Josef Newgarden heads Penske sweep of Road America IndyCar practice

Josef Newgarden headed a Team Penske 1-2-3-4 in the second practice session ahead of the IndyCar race at Road America this Sunday

Josef Newgarden heads Penske sweep of Road America IndyCar practice

Newgarden's time of 1m42.8229s came with six minutes of the 45-minute session remaining, outpacing team-mate Will Power by 0.0491s.

Power completed the most timed laps with 16, setting his best time on his final lap at the end of the session.

Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves were 0.3141s and 0.3998s behind Newgarden respectively.

Schmidt Peterson's James Hinchcliffe was the fastest Honda-powered driver in fifth place, over six tenths behind pacesetter Newgarden.

Rookie Ed Jones was sixth for Dale Coyne Racing, ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing's Graham Rahal.

Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay recovered from his brush with the tyre barrier in the first practice session with ninth place ahead of Ganassi's Charlie Kimball, the final driver to be within a second of Newgarden's time.

First session pacesetter Alexander Rossi hit the wall at the final corner six minutes into the session, resulting in front wing damage. Rossi was able to return to the track after 10 minutes in the pits and finished 11th.

Robert Wickens ended his second session in an IndyCar standing in for Mikhail Aleshin in 20th place, ahead of Conor Daly.

Daly was slowest of the runners, over two seconds behind Newgarden.

SECOND PRACTICE RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m42.8229s - 15
2 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m42.8720s 0.0491s 20
3 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m43.1370s 0.3141s 19
4 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m43.2227s 0.3998s 14
5 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m43.4802s 0.6573s 15
6 Ed Jones Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m43.6812s 0.8583s 16
7 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m43.7425s 0.9196s 15
8 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 1m43.7540s 0.9311s 18
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m43.7607s 0.9378s 16
10 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m43.7931s 0.9702s 17
11 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 1m43.8250s 1.0021s 14
12 Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m43.8305s 1.0076s 16
13 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m43.8871s 1.0642s 17
14 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m44.0036s 1.1807s 11
15 Takuma Sato Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m44.0183s 1.1954s 15
16 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m44.0413s 1.2184s 17
17 Esteban Gutierrez Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m44.0868s 1.2639s 18
18 Carlos Munoz AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 1m44.2860s 1.4631s 14
19 J.R. Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m44.7057s 1.8828s 17
20 Robert Wickens Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m44.7085s 1.8856s 17
21 Conor Daly AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 1m45.0397s 2.2168s 14


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