IndyCar: Herta tops Practice 2 at Long Beach

With IndyCar drivers brushing the wall and damaging their suspension all around the track, Colton Herta kept it between the concrete walls again put up the fastest lap in the 2nd practice session for the Acura GP of Long Beach IndyCar race.

The session ended three minutes early robbing many drivers of their fastest lap, when Scott Dixon stuffed his #9 PNC Bank Ganassi Honda into the tire barriers.

Herta was the only driver to get into the 1m07s bracket with a time of 1m07.9783s, 0.1494s faster than the Penske Chevy of Will Power.

Herta’s Andretti Honda teammate James Hinchcliffe¬† was third quick with a lap that was 0.2467s behind Herta.

The Penske Chevrolets of Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Scott McLaughlin rounded out the top-6.

So, it appears pole position will be a battle between the Andretti and Penske teams starting at 3:00pm Eastern Time.

Practice 2 Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap FL Laps Speed Engine Team
1 26 Colton Herta 1:07.9783 0.000s 0.000s 19 21 104.221 Honda Andretti Autosport
2 12 Will Power 1:08.1277 0.1494 0.1494 19 24 103.993 Chevy Team Penske
3 29 James Hinchcliffe 1:08.2250 0.2467 0.0973 20 21 103.845 Honda Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport
4 2 Josef Newgarden 1:08.2922 0.3139 0.0672 18 21 103.742 Chevy Team Penske
5 22 Simon Pagenaud 1:08.4297 0.4514 0.1375 22 23 103.534 Chevy Team Penske
6 3 Scott McLaughlin 1:08.4771 0.4988 0.0474 19 23 103.462 Chevy Team Penske
7 7 Felix Rosenqvist 1:08.4887 0.5104 0.0116 21 22 103.445 Chevy Arrow McLaren SP
8 5 Pato O’Ward 1:08.5105 0.5322 0.0218 19 21 103.412 Chevy Arrow McLaren SP
9 51 Romain Grosjean 1:08.5438 0.5655 0.0333 18 21 103.362 Honda Dale Coyne Racing w/RWR
10 60 Jack Harvey 1:08.5499 0.5716 0.0061 17 20 103.352 Honda Meyer Shank Racing
11 18 Ed Jones 1:08.5905 0.6122 0.0406 17 18 103.291 Honda Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser Sullivan
12 15 Graham Rahal 1:08.6812 0.7029 0.0907 22 24 103.155 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
13 06 Helio Castroneves 1:08.6873 0.7090 0.0061 17 19 103.146 Honda Meyer Shank Racing
14 27 Alexander Rossi 1:08.7806 0.8023 0.0933 14 20 103.006 Honda Andretti Autosport
15 30 Takuma Sato 1:08.8163 0.8380 0.0357 21 23 102.952 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
16 10 Alex Palou 1:08.8234 0.8451 0.0071 23 24 102.942 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
17 21 Rinus VeeKay 1:09.1359 1.1576 0.3125 16 19 102.476 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
18 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:09.1630 1.1847 0.0271 12 14 102.436 Honda Andretti Autosport
19 11 Charlie Kimball 1:09.2189 1.2406 0.0559 15 19 102.354 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
20 9 Scott Dixon 1:09.2486 1.2703 0.0297 21 23 102.310 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
21 45 Oliver Askew 1:09.3257 1.3474 0.0771 18 21 102.196 Honda Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
22 8 Marcus Ericsson 1:09.3618 1.3835 0.0361 9 23 102.143 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
23 77 Callum Ilott 1:09.4052 1.4269 0.0434 18 21 102.079 Chevy Juncos Hollinger Racing
24 59 Max Chilton 1:09.4357 1.4574 0.0305 22 23 102.034 Chevy Carlin
25 14 Sebastien Bourdais 1:09.5250 1.5467 0.0893 13 19 101.903 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
26 20 Conor Daly 1:09.5382 1.5599 0.0132 18 21 101.884 Chevy Ed Carpenter Racing
27 4 Dalton Kellett 1:09.8651 1.8868 0.3269 19 22 101.407 Chevy AJ Foyt Enterprises
28 48 Jimmie Johnson 1:10.2446 2.2663 0.3795 16 22 100.859 Honda Chip Ganassi Racing