Veekay tops Tuesday IndyCar times at Barber

#21 Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay (shown above) turned the fastest lap in Tuesday private test at Barber Motorsports Park.

Veekay’s time of 1m06.5183s in his Chevy powered IndyCar topped fellow Chevy driver Sebastien Bourdais in the #14 AJ Foyt entry by 0.115s.

Graham Rahal was the fastest of the Honda drivers in third at 1m06.721s.

Sebastien Bourdais was 2nd quick. IMS Photo – Joe Skibinski

#12 Will Power was the fastest of the Team Penske drivers in 4th while #20 Conor Daly rounded out the top-5 in the 2nd Ed Carpenter Racing Chevy.

Penske #2 Chevy driver Josef Newgarden, who was quickest at the lunch break, improved his time from the morning but ended up 6th quick overall when the day ended.

Newgarden was followed by his two other Team Penske teammate, Scott McLaughlin and Simon Pagenaud in 7th and 8th respectively.

Ex F1 driver Romain Grosjean finished dead last as he struggled almost 1-second off the pace.  In the morning he spun off in Turn 1 but was not injured.

Tuesday Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap Laps Speed Engine Team
1 21 Rinus VeeKay 1m06.518s 0.000s 0.000s 105 124.477 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
2 14 Sebastien Bourdais 1m06.633s 0.115s 0.115s 107 124.262 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
3 15 Graham Rahal 1m06.721s 0.203s 0.088s 141 124.099 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
4 12 Will Power 1m06.902s 0.384s 0.181s 109 123.762 Chevy Team Penske
5 20 Conor Daly 1m07.021s 0.503s 0.119s 94 123.543 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
6 2 Josef Newgarden 1m07.039s 0.521s 0.019s 54 123.509 Chevy Team Penske
7 3 Scott McLaughlin 1m07.065s 0.547s 0.025s 104 123.462 Chevy Team Penske
8 22 Simon Pagenaud 1m07.166s 0.648s 0.101s 107 123.277 Chevy Team Penske
9 4 Dalton Kellett 1m07.238s 0.720s 0.073s 73 123.144 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
10 18 Ed Jones 1m07.388s 0.870s 0.150s 86 122.870 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan
11 30 Takuma Sato 1m07.449s 0.930s 0.060s 111 122.760 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
12 51 Romain Grosjean 1m07.478s 0.960s 0.030s 83 122.706 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing