Power tops opening IndyCar practice in Alabama

Newgarden spins at Barber Friday morning
Newgarden spins at Barber Friday morning

As drivers struggled for grip on the green undulating Barber Motorsports Park road course outside of Birmingham, Alabama, Will Power and his Penske crew hit the setup just right and easily topped opening practice for the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama.

Power's lap of 1m07.599s was 3/10ths faster than Penske teammate Josef Newgarden, the defending race champion.

Scott Dixon, Max Chilton and Ed Jones rounded out the top-5.

Both points leader Alexander Rossi and Newgarden had spins that brought out the red flag.

Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff FSpeed Engine Team
1 12 Will Power 1:07.599 –.—- 122.488 Chevy Team Penske
2 1 Josef Newgarden 1:07.914 0.3154 121.919 Chevy Team Penske
3 9 Scott Dixon 1:08.263 0.6640 121.296 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
4 59 Max Chilton 1:08.288 0.6895 121.251 Chevy Carlin
5 10 Ed Jones 1:08.309 0.7099 121.215 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
6 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:08.312 0.7135 121.208 Chevy Team Penske
7 20 Jordan King 1:08.366 0.7674 121.113 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
8 15 Graham Rahal 1:08.396 0.7977 121.059 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan
9 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:08.413 0.8144 121.029 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
10 26 Zach Veach 1:08.422 0.8229 121.014 Honda Andretti Autosport
11 30 Takuma Sato 1:08.476 0.8770 120.919 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan
12 23 Charlie Kimball 1:08.522 0.9229 120.838 Chevy Carlin
13 6 Robert Wickens 1:08.549 0.9508 120.789 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
14 98 Marco Andretti 1:08.732 1.1329 120.469 Honda Andretti Herta Autosport
15 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:08.776 1.1771 120.391 Honda Andretti Autosport
16 21 Spencer Pigot 1:08.964 1.3655 120.062 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
17 19 Zachary Claman De Melo 1:09.068 1.4695 119.882 Honda Dale Coyne Racing
18 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:09.090 1.4909 119.844 Honda Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
19 4 Matheus Leist 1:09.118 1.5195 119.795 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
20 27 Alexander Rossi 1:09.239 1.6406 119.585 Honda Andretti Autosport
21 14 Tony Kanaan 1:09.288 1.6896 119.501 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
22 88 Gabby Chaves 1:09.676 2.0775 118.835 Chevy Harding Racing
23 32 Rene Binder 1:09.962 2.3628 118.351 Chevy Juncos Racing

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