Newgarden leads Penske Team 1-2-3 in opening Iowa Practice

Newgarden in position to dominate the weekend.
Newgarden in position to dominate the weekend.

Putting their exclusive and superior Penske shocks on the washboard 7/8ths mile Newton Iowa oval, Team Penske ran 1-2-3 in Practice 1 ahead of qualifying on 1-hour.

Points leader Josef Newgarden turned the fastest lap at 179.838 mph to just nip Simon Pagenaud (178.533 mph) and Will Power (178.400 mph) to give the Penske team the upper hand on the track that has become wose with each winter.

The fastest non-Penske car was Alexander Rossi in 4th in his Andretti Honda at 177.595 mph while Scott Dixon rounded at the top-5 in his Ganassi Honda.

Practice 1 Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Laps Speed Engine Team
1 2 Josef Newgarden 17.896 –.—- –.—- 38 179.838 Chevy Team Penske
2 22 Simon Pagenaud 18.027 0.1308 0.1308 49 178.533 Chevy Team Penske
3 12 Will Power 18.040 0.1443 0.0135 51 178.400 Chevy Team Penske
4 27 Alexander Rossi 18.122 0.2260 0.0817 46 177.595 Honda Andretti Autosport
5 9 Scott Dixon 18.137 0.2413 0.0153 39 177.445 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 18.154 0.2575 0.0162 33 177.287 Honda Andretti Autosport
7 14 Tony Kanaan 18.253 0.3565 0.0990 41 176.326 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
8 5 James Hinchcliffe 18.258 0.3622 0.0057 47 176.271 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
9 10 Felix Rosenqvist 18.294 0.3976 0.0354 59 175.929 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
10 26 Zach Veach 18.325 0.4292 0.0316 43 175.626 Honda Andretti Autosport
11 7 Marcus Ericsson 18.350 0.4541 0.0249 57 175.388 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
12 19 Santino Ferrucci 18.370 0.4738 0.0197 49 175.200 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
13 18 Sebastien Bourdais 18.392 0.4954 0.0216 46 174.994 Honda Dale Coyne Racing w/Vasser-Sullivan
14 30 Takuma Sato 18.474 0.5780 0.0826 40 174.211 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
15 20 Ed Carpenter 18.479 0.5827 0.0047 39 174.167 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
16 21 Spencer Pigot 18.486 0.5901 0.0074 45 174.097 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
17 15 Graham Rahal 18.562 0.6662 0.0761 50 173.384 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
18 31 Sage Karam 18.622 0.7263 0.0601 56 172.824 Chevy Carlin
19 88 Colton Herta 18.630 0.7336 0.0073 59 172.756 Honda Harding Steinbrenner Racing
20 59 Conor Daly 18.685 0.7887 0.0551 48 172.247 Chevy Carlin
21 98 Marco Andretti 18.757 0.8611 0.0724 49 171.582 Honda Andretti Herta w/ Marco & Curb
22 4 Matheus Leist 18.905 1.0090 0.1479 44 170.240 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises

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