Pagenaud tops opening Mid-Ohio practice

With a lap time of 1:04.908, Simon Pagenaud placed the No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet atop the time charts in Friday morning's opening practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Pagenaud, last year's winner here at Mid-Ohio, was followed by 2015 winner and hometown favorite Graham Rahal, a mere 0.0343 behind. Marco Andretti was third, with Helio Castroneves and Will Power rounding out the top-5.

The Verizon IndyCar Series will be back on track at 2:15 p.m. local time for practice 2.

Brian Carroccio reporting from Mid-Ohio

P No Name FTime Diff Gap FL Laps FSpeed Engine Points
1 1 Simon Pagenaud 1:04.908 –.—- –.—- 11 13 125.236 Chevy 404
2 15 Graham Rahal 1:04.942 0.0343 0.0343 19 19 125.170 Honda 359
3 27 Marco Andretti 1:04.981 0.0735 0.0392 19 19 125.094 Honda 268
4 3 Helio Castroneves 1:04.983 0.0755 0.0020 12 15 125.090 Chevy 420
5 12 Will Power 1:05.132 0.2244 0.1489 19 19 124.804 Chevy 359
6 8 Max Chilton 1:05.143 0.2350 0.0106 22 23 124.784 Honda 295
7 2 Josef Newgarden 1:05.191 0.2831 0.0481 12 16 124.692 Chevy 400
8 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:05.226 0.3177 0.0346 18 20 124.626 Honda 273
9 9 Scott Dixon 1:05.232 0.3241 0.0064 11 15 124.614 Honda 423
10 20 Spencer Pigot 1:05.539 0.6313 0.3072 17 20 124.030 Chevy 154
11 98 Alexander Rossi 1:05.541 0.6329 0.0016 11 17 124.027 Honda 330
12 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:05.620 0.7125 0.0796 10 12 123.876 Honda 297
13 7 Mikhail Aleshin 1:05.665 0.7572 0.0447 17 19 123.792 Honda 221
14 19 Ed Jones 1:05.666 0.7583 0.0011 8 13 123.790 Honda 276
15 14 Carlos Munoz 1:05.679 0.7715 0.0132 15 16 123.765 Chevy 224
16 26 Takuma Sato 1:05.694 0.7861 0.0146 14 17 123.737 Honda 351
17 4 Conor Daly 1:05.753 0.8448 0.0587 19 19 123.627 Chevy 179
18 83 Charlie Kimball 1:05.795 0.8873 0.0425 15 16 123.547 Honda 206
19 10 Tony Kanaan 1:05.816 0.9084 0.0211 11 16 123.507 Honda 306
20 18 Esteban Gutierrez 1:05.879 0.9712 0.0628 14 16 123.390 Honda 73
21 21 JR Hildebrand 1:06.025 1.1176 0.1464 20 20 123.116 Chevy 263

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