Hunter-Reay again on top in practice 3

Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay

Ryan Hunter-Reay has the bit between his teeth so far this weekend in St. Petersburg for the opening race of the 2019 NTT Data IndyCar Series. Fastest in session 2 and fastest overall on Friday, Hunter-Reay was again fastest in the final practice session for the Firestone GP of St. Petersburg on Saturday morning.

Penske Chevy driver Josef Newgarden was close behind in 2nd ahead of Takuma Sato in third in the Rahal Honda.

Simon Pagenaud (Penske Chevy) and Will Power (Penske Chevy) rounded out the top-5.

Four drivers caused a red flag and had to sit out 5 minutes of the session. Zach Veach had his second off of the weekend, Carlin's Max Chilton, rookie Ben Hanley and Ed Jones. Mark C. reporting from St. Pete

Practice 3 Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps FSpeed Engine Team
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:00.897 –.—- –.—- 13 106.410 Honda Andretti Autosport
2 2 Josef Newgarden 1:00.901 0.0039 0.0039 17 106.403 Chevy Team Penske
3 30 Takuma Sato 1:00.903 0.0067 0.0028 21 106.398 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
4 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:01.050 0.1534 0.1467 16 106.143 Chevy Team Penske
5 12 Will Power 1:01.075 0.1784 0.0250 17 106.099 Chevy Team Penske
6 20 Ed Jones 1:01.099 0.2021 0.0237 14 106.058 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
7 9 Scott Dixon 1:01.148 0.2516 0.0495 14 105.972 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
8 10 Felix Rosenqvist 1:01.168 0.2711 0.0195 16 105.938 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
9 88 Colton Herta 1:01.275 0.3788 0.1077 15 105.752 Honda Harding Steinbrenner Racing
10 98 Marco Andretti 1:01.291 0.3948 0.0160 15 105.724 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport with CA
11 4 Matheus Leist 1:01.371 0.4742 0.0794 16 105.588 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
12 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:01.401 0.5040 0.0298 15 105.536 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
13 7 Marcus Ericsson 1:01.487 0.5901 0.0861 17 105.389 Honda Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport
14 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:01.514 0.6175 0.0274 15 105.342 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan
15 15 Graham Rahal 1:01.588 0.6918 0.0743 21 105.215 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
16 23 Charlie Kimball 1:01.630 0.7329 0.0411 15 105.144 Chevy Carlin
17 21 Spencer Pigot 1:01.678 0.7811 0.0482 11 105.062 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
18 27 Alexander Rossi 1:01.707 0.8104 0.0293 13 105.012 Honda Andretti Autosport
19 26 Zach Veach 1:01.721 0.8240 0.0136 13 104.989 Honda Andretti Autosport
20 14 Tony Kanaan 1:01.753 0.8567 0.0327 15 104.934 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
21 59 Max Chilton 1:02.046 1.1493 0.2926 10 104.439 Chevy Carlin
22 19 Santino Ferrucci 1:02.203 1.3067 0.1574 16 104.175 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
23 60 Jack Harvey 1:02.416 1.5192 0.2125 17 103.820 Honda Meyer Shank Racing w/ Arrow SPM
24 81 Ben Hanley 1:03.498 2.6014 1.0822 10 102.050 Chevy DragonSpeed

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