Newgarden tops mid-day IndyCar test times at Barber

At the lunch break, #2 Penske Chevy driver Josef Newgarden has turned the fastest lap in IndyCar testing Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park. Newgarden’s lap of 1m07.49s was 0.01s faster than Conor Daly in the #20 Ed Carpenter Chevy.

So far Chevys run 1-2-3-4-5 with the fastest Honda being that of #18 Dale Coyne Honda of Ed Jones at 1m07.94s.

Will Power IMS Photo – Joe Skibinski

Will Power is a close third in his #12 Penske Chevy  with an almost identical time to Daly.

Romain Grosjean spun off in T1 earlier but he is now back out running 11th quick in his #51 Dale Coyne/Rick Ware Honda.

Romain Grosjean IMS Photo – Joe Skibinski

The complete testing lineup:

  • AJ Foyt Racing: Sebastien Bourdais, Dalton Kellett
  • Dale Coyne Racing: Romain Grosjean, Ed Jones
  • Ed Carpenter Racing: Conor Daly, Rinus VeeKay
  • Rahal Letterman Racing: Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
  • Team Penske: Scott McLaughlin, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power

Barber IndyCar Test Times @Noon

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Laps Speed Engine Team
1 2 Josef Newgarden 1m07.49s 0.00s 0.00s 27 122.676 Chevy Team Penske
2 20 Conor Daly 1m07.51s 0.01s 0.01s 31 122.656 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
3 12 Will Power 1m07.51s 0.01s 0.00s 44 122.649 Chevy Team Penske
4 14 Sebastien Bourdais 1m07.64s 0.14s 0.13s 40 122.417 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
5 3 Scott McLaughlin 1m07.86s 0.05s 0.01s 29 122.016 Chevy Team Penske
6 18 Ed Jones 1m07.94s 0.44s 0.08s 36 121.866 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan
7 15 Graham Rahal 1m08.03s 0.53s 0.08s 58 121.714 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
8 22 Simon Pagenaud 1m08.05s 0.55s 0.10s 36 121.683 Chevy Team Penske
9 30 Takuma Sato 1m08.15s 0.64s 0.10s 38 121.505 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
10 21 Rinus VeeKay 1m08.19s 0.69s 0.04s 34 121.420 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
11 51 Romain Grosjean 1m08.93s 1.44s 0.74s 22 120.121 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing
12 4 Dalton Kellett 1m11.55s 3.74s 1.75s 3 115.719 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises