Will Power paces Monday practice at Indy

Will Power reminded the field for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 that he knows how to get around in May.

Power was the fastest in Monday’s practice.  The 2018 “500” winner Power topped the two-hour, 10-minute session with a top lap of 39.2633 seconds, 229.222 mph in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske as the starting field of 33 drivers continued to hone setups for Race Day. Two-time series champion Power will start 12th in the race.

“We’ve been having vibration problems,” Power said. “I think we got somewhat on top of that. Ran at the front, ran at the middle, ran at the back, and I think the car’s pretty good. I think we’re in a good spot. We have good horsepower. I think we’re in good shape.”

Scott Dixon was second fastest at 229.184 in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Two-time “500” winner Takuma Sato ended up third at 228.382 in the No. 11 Deloitte Honda fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing.

The Ganassi cars remained strong with NTT P1 Award winner Alex Palou, who led the fastest Indy 500 field with the fastest “500” pole speed in history Sunday, fourth.

Tony Kanaan, making his final IndyCar start in this race, was fifth.

2013 “500” winner Tony Kanaan, making his final NTT INDYCAR SERIES start in this race, rounded out the top five at 227.094 in the No. 66 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet.

There was a stoppage in practice when Katherine Legee ran into Stefan Wilson in Turn 1. Both cars would hit the SAFER Barrier. While Legee was able to get out of her car, Wilson needed to be transported to an area hospital and will not race in the Indy 500.

Final practice for the Indy 500 takes place Friday during Miller Lite Carb Day at 11 am – 1 pm. Coverage of the 107th Indianapolis 500 will air on NBC and Peacock beginning at 11 am on Sunday.

John Boarman
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