Power leads Penske IndyCar 1-2-3 in GP of Indianapolis practice

Will Power led an all-Penske top three in the final IndyCar practice session ahead of Friday evening's qualifying session for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Power leads Penske IndyCar 1-2-3 in GP of Indianapolis practice

Power set the fastest time of the weekend so far, a 1m09.3189s, during a quiet spell in the middle of the 45-minute session and was not headed thereafter despite improvements from team-mates Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud.

Championship leader Pagenaud jumped from fourth to second within the final 10 minutes having led the early stages of the session, before being displaced by Montoya with five minutes remaining, the Colombian lapping just 0.0125 seconds slower than Power.

Practice two pacesetter Scott Dixon was fourth despite a spin in his Chip Ganassi Racing entry, while Takuma Sato - who led for much of the middle part of the session - was the best-placed of the Honda runners in fifth, despite not improving his time in the second half.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was the best of Andretti Autosport's contingent in sixth, ahead of Graham Rahal, who completed more laps than any other driver on his way to the seventh-fastest time.

Hunter-Reay's team-mate Carlos Munoz was eighth ahead of Tony Kanaan and Sebastien Bourdais, who completed the top 10.

Helio Catroneves was only 18th in the fourth Team Penske car, while returning drivers Alex Tagliani and Gabby Chaves completed the running order in 24th and 25th respectively, each just over a second off Power's pace.

PRACTICE THREE TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m09.3189s 15
2 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.0125s 16
3 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.1059s 22
4 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.1295s 23
5 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 0.1922s 15
6 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.2232s 17
7 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 0.2444s 24
8 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.2586s 20
9 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.3045s 19
10 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.3414s 18
11 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 0.3457s 19
12 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 0.3936s 16
13 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 0.3951s 19
14 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.4077s 18
15 Spencer Pigot Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 0.4164s 22
16 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.4426s 23
17 Josef Newgarden Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.4488s 19
18 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.4564s 19
19 J.R. Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.5035s 21
20 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.5211s 18
21 Conor Daly Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 0.6923s 18
22 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 0.7475s 20
23 Matthew Brabham Team Murray Dallara/Chevrolet 0.9697s 23
24 Alex Tagliani AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1.0910s 10
25 Gabby Chaves Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1.1288s 20

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