IndyCar: Sandbagging Chevys flex muscle in 3rd Barber Practice

Will Power
Will Power

We told you that the Chevys were sandbagging Friday to save tires for today and the race on Sunday. In the final practice for the Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park Will Power and Scott Dixon topped the times for Chevy, ahead of the Hondas of James Hinchcliffe and Carlos Munoz.

The Chevys of Pagenaud, Bourdais and Montoya were 5th thru 8th with Aleshin (Honda) and Newgarden (Chevy) rounding out the top-10.

The session had two red flags to retrieve the cars of Max Chilton and later for Takuma Sato.

Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap FL Laps Speed Engine
1 12 Will Power 1:07.020 0.000 0.000 7 12 123.546 Chevy
2 9 Scott Dixon 1:07.117 0.0975 0.0975 11 19 123.366 Chevy
3 5 James Hinchcliffe 1:07.132 0.1127 0.0152 9 17 123.338 Honda
4 26 Carlos Munoz 1:07.180 0.1597 0.0470 10 16 123.252 Honda
5 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:07.282 0.2621 0.1024 13 15 123.064 Chevy
6 11 Sebastien Bourdais 1:07.350 0.3307 0.0686 5 15 122.939 Chevy
7 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 1:07.352 0.3318 0.0011 17 17 122.937 Chevy
8 7 Mikhail Aleshin 1:07.355 0.3355 0.0037 11 20 122.930 Honda
9 21 Josef Newgarden 1:07.384 0.3646 0.0291 12 21 122.877 Chevy
10 15 Graham Rahal 1:07.396 0.3759 0.0113 16 23 122.857 Honda
11 41 Jack Hawksworth 1:07.493 0.4729 0.0970 3 12 122.680 Honda
12 3 Helio Castroneves 1:07.500 0.4804 0.0075 20 21 122.666 Chevy
13 14 Takuma Sato 1:07.569 0.5489 0.0685 9 14 122.542 Honda
14 8 Max Chilton 1:07.573 0.5537 0.0048 11 16 122.533 Chevy
15 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:07.621 0.6009 0.0472 6 16 122.448 Honda
16 83 Charlie Kimball 1:07.716 0.6963 0.0954 19 24 122.275 Chevy
17 10 Tony Kanaan 1:07.737 0.7176 0.0213 7 23 122.237 Chevy
18 27 Marco Andretti 1:07.859 0.8391 0.1215 11 19 122.018 Honda
19 98 Alexander Rossi 1:07.903 0.8828 0.0437 9 20 121.939 Honda
20 18 Conor Daly 1:07.968 0.9477 0.0649 4 16 121.823 Honda
21 19 Luca Filippi 1:08.488 1.4684 0.5207 8 21 120.897 Honda

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