Herta tops tight practice 3 in Portland

Colton Herta
Colton Herta

Harding Steinbrenner Racing's Colton Herta was again fastest in Practice 3 for the Portland GP IndyCar race to be run Sunday afternoon. Herta's lap of 57.994s on the hard black tires on his Honda was a stout lap and the only driver to dip into the 57-second bracket.

Championship point leader Josef Newgarden was 2nd quick at 58.102s in his Penske Chevy ahead of his teammate Will Power.

Ganassi Honda driver Scott Dixon was 4th quick while Andretti Autosport Honda driver Alexander Rossi rounded out the top-5 in what is pretty much a do or die weekend for the Californian as the Penske Team looks to ice him out of the championship hunt.

Less than 1-second topped the entire field on the short 1.967-mile lap. The lap record is by Justin Wilson in a Champ Car in 2005 at 57.597s – a record that has stood for 14-years when they didn't have soft qualifying tires.

Practice 3 Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Speed Engine Team
1 88 Colton Herta 57.994 –.—- –.—- 121.916 Honda Harding Steinbrenner Racing
2 2 Josef Newgarden 58.102 0.1083 0.1083 121.689 Chevy Team Penske
3 12 Will Power 58.173 0.1793 0.0710 121.541 Chevy Team Penske
4 9 Scott Dixon 58.182 0.1882 0.0089 121.522 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
5 27 Alexander Rossi 58.214 0.2198 0.0316 121.456 Honda Andretti Autosport
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 58.233 0.2392 0.0194 121.415 Honda Andretti Autosport
7 60 Jack Harvey 58.278 0.2842 0.0450 121.322 Honda Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM
8 15 Graham Rahal 58.325 0.3312 0.0470 121.224 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
9 10 Felix Rosenqvist 58.370 0.3762 0.0450 121.131 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
10 18 Sebastien Bourdais 58.391 0.3973 0.0211 121.087 Honda Dale Coyne Racing w/Vasser-Sullivan
11 59 Max Chilton 58.405 0.4108 0.0135 121.059 Chevy Carlin
12 30 Takuma Sato 58.415 0.4210 0.0102 121.038 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
13 19 Santino Ferrucci 58.416 0.4224 0.0014 121.035 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
14 5 James Hinchcliffe 58.446 0.4516 0.0292 120.974 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
15 98 Marco Andretti 58.504 0.5096 0.0580 120.854 Honda Andretti Herta w/Marco & Curb-Agaj
16 26 Zach Veach 58.512 0.5177 0.0081 120.838 Honda Andretti Autosport
17 22 Simon Pagenaud 58.528 0.5345 0.0168 120.803 Chevy Team Penske
18 7 Conor Daly 58.592 0.5984 0.0639 120.671 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
19 21 Spencer Pigot 58.711 0.7173 0.1189 120.427 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
20 4 Matheus Leist 58.742 0.7478 0.0305 120.364 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
21 23 Charlie Kimball 58.757 0.7627 0.0149 120.334 Chevy Carlin
22 14 Tony Kanaan 58.910 0.9163 0.1536 120.020 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
23 20 Ed Jones 58.959 0.9650 0.0487 119.921 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing

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