While Andretti Autosport and Ed Carpenter Racing experienced constantly intended to exam at Barber, the check arrived as a late plan addition for Chip Ganassi Racing, Meyer Shank Racing and Juncos Hollinger Racing, whose tries to exam on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway highway course very last week ended up thwarted by chilly weather.
Despite running Firestone key tires, Herta’s time in the morning was just a person-tenth of a second off Pato O’Ward’s pole time from last year’s race at the 2.366-mile 16-transform location in Birmingham, AL, set on employed Firestone ‘reds’, despite the fact that four-tenths off the Arrow McLaren SP-Chevy driver’s Q2 time set on refreshing alternates.
Herta wound up .13sec more quickly than teammate Rossi who started off very last year’s race on the entrance row, and Chip Ganassi Racing Honda’s defending champion Alex Palou, who also scored his to start with ever IndyCar get at Barber past April.
Rinus VeeKay was the speediest of the a few Chevrolet runners, slotting into fourth for Ed Carpenter Racing.
Rookie Devlin DeFrancesco was 7-tenths off Herta, but comfortably in advance of fellow newbie, Callum Ilott of Juncos Hollinger Racing.
Jimmie Johnson was 1.6sec slower than his quickest teammate, Palou.
In the afternoon, it was series sophomore Romain Grosjean who rose to the top rated of the moments to shade Herta by just one-tenth, although his very best time was .15sec off Herta’s best from the early morning.
Semi-teammate Pagenaud of Meyer Shank Racing also manufactured gains in the afternoon, to transfer up to 3rd, even though Johnson finally turned the most amount of laps, at 115.
The groups will now head west for this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Lengthy Seaside, just before returning to Barber for the fourth spherical of the season, held April 29 – May well 01.
|1||Colton Herta||Andretti Autosport-Honda||65.93|
|2||Alexander Rossi||Andretti Autosport-Honda||66.06|
|3||Alex Palou||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda||66.07|
|4||Rinus VeeKay||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet||66.24|
|5||Romain Grosjean||Andretti Autosport-Honda||66.30|
|6||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda||66.37|
|7||Helio Castroneves||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda||66.48|
|8||Simon Pagenaud||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda||66.54|
|9||Marcus Ericsson||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda||66.58|
|10||Conor Daly||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet||66.60|
|11||Devlin DeFrancesco||Andretti Steinbrenner-Honda||66.62|
|12||Callum Ilott||Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet||67.50|
|13||Jimmie Johnson||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda||67.67|
|1||Romain Grosjean||Andretti Autosport-Honda||66.08|
|2||Colton Herta||Andretti Autosport-Honda||66.18|
|3||Simon Pagenaud||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda||66.22|
|4||Alex Palou||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda||66.32|
|5||Rinus VeeKay||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet||66.40|
|6||Alexander Rossi||Andretti Autosport-Honda||66.40|
|7||Helio Castroneves||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda||66.55|
|8||Marcus Ericsson||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda||66.59|
|9||Scott Dixon||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda||66.66|
|10||Conor Daly||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet||66.80|
|11||Devlin DeFrancesco||Andretti Steinbrenner-Honda||66.85|
|12||Callum Ilott||Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet||67.30|
|13||Jimmie Johnson||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda||67.83|