Newgarden draws first blood

Josef Newgarden
Josef Newgarden

IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden turned the fastest lap in opening practice for the IndyCar season finale at Sonoma. Newgarden's lap of 1m16.395s led a Team Penske 1-2-3 using the superior Team Penske shock package.

Will Power was 2nd quick in the #12 Penske Chevy ahead of defending IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud.

The fastest non-Chevy and non-Penske shock car was Alexander Rossi in the #98 NAPA Andretti Honda just 0.177 sec behind Newgarden.

Results

Pos No Name FTime Diff Gap Laps Engine Points Team
1 2 Josef Newgarden 1:16.395 –.—- –.—- 8 Chevy 560 Team Penske
2 12 Will Power 1:16.432 0.0372 0.0372 10 Chevy 492 Team Penske
3 1 Simon Pagenaud 1:16.505 0.1097 0.0725 10 Chevy 526 Team Penske
4 98 Alexander Rossi 1:16.572 0.1770 0.0673 13 Honda 476 Andretti Herta Autosport
5 18 Sebastien Bourdais 1:16.606 0.2110 0.0340 15 Honda 170 Dale Coyne Racing
6 9 Scott Dixon 1:16.620 0.2247 0.0137 10 Honda 557 Chip Ganassi Racing
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:16.671 0.2761 0.0514 9 Honda 373 Andretti Autosport
8 3 Helio Castroneves 1:16.703 0.3075 0.0314 7 Chevy 538 Team Penske
9 10 Tony Kanaan 1:16.748 0.3534 0.0459 8 Honda 375 Chip Ganassi Racing
10 27 Marco Andretti 1:16.784 0.3893 0.0359 8 Honda 336 Andretti Autosport
11 15 Graham Rahal 1:16.907 0.5122 0.1229 13 Honda 466 Rahal Letterman Lanigan
12 26 Takuma Sato 1:16.968 0.5726 0.0604 16 Honda 421 Andretti Autosport
13 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:17.121 0.7260 0.1534 7 Honda 360 Schmidt Peterson
14 21 JR Hildebrand 1:17.329 0.9337 0.2077 16 Chevy 315 Ed Carpenter Racing
15 19 Ed Jones 1:17.396 1.0010 0.0673 11 Honda 332 Dale Coyne Racing
16 20 Spencer Pigot 1:17.425 1.0304 0.0294 13 Chevy 184 Ed Carpenter Racing
17 83 Charlie Kimball 1:17.438 1.0434 0.0130 13 Honda 289 Chip Ganassi Racing
18 8 Max Chilton 1:17.474 1.0786 0.0352 12 Honda 360 Chip Ganassi Racing
19 14 Carlos Munoz 1:17.545 1.1501 0.0715 13 Chevy 298 AJ Foyt Enterprises
20 7 Jack Harvey 1:17.617 1.2218 0.0717 11 Honda 33 Schmidt Peterson
21 4 Conor Daly 1:17.657 1.2616 0.0398 17 Chevy 264 AJ Foyt Enterprises
22 13 Zachary Claman DeMelo 1:17.951 1.5556 0.2940 16 Honda 26 Rahal Letterman Lanigan

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