Scott Dixon is gunning for his fifth career Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge pole — just one behind the event record of six set by Rick Mears — after leading practice for the Fast 12 qualifiers this afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and 2008 “500” winner Dixon was fastest in the 90-minute session at 234.042 mph in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
Fast 12 Qualifying starts at 4 p.m. (ET), whittling the field to the Firestone Fast Six drivers who will compete for the coveted NTT P1 Award and its $100,000 prize starting at 5:10 p.m. NBC and the INDYCAR Radio Network will provide live coverage of both sessions starting at 4 p.m.
Three-time Indy 500 pole winner Ed Carpenter was second fastest today at 233.624 in the No. 33 Alzamend Neuro Chevrolet, followed by teammate Rinus VeeKay — fastest in the first round of qualifying Saturday — at 233.597 in the No. 21 BitCoin Racing Team with BitNile Chevrolet.
Two-time Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato was fourth at 233.441 in the No. 51 Nurtec ODT Honda, with Indy 500 rookie and seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson fifth at 233.440 in the No. 48 Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
|1||9||Scott Dixon||38.4547||0.000s||0.000s||10||15||234.042||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|2||33||Ed Carpenter||38.5234||0.0687||0.0687||11||13||233.624||Chevy||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|3||21||Rinus VeeKay||38.5279||0.0732||0.0045||20||23||233.597||Chevy||Ed Carpenter Racing|
|4||51||Takuma Sato||38.5536||0.0989||0.0257||14||19||233.441||Honda||Dale Coyne Racing w/RWR|
|5||48||Jimmie Johnson||38.5538||0.0991||0.0002||10||15||233.440||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|6||8||Marcus Ericsson||38.5678||0.1131||0.0140||12||16||233.355||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|7||5||Pato O’Ward||38.6091||0.1544||0.0413||2||14||233.106||Chevy||Arrow McLaren SP|
|8||1||Tony Kanaan||38.6213||0.1666||0.0122||4||6||233.032||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|9||10||Alex Palou||38.6240||0.1693||0.0027||8||12||233.016||Honda||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|10||12||Will Power||38.7154||0.2607||0.0914||17||22||232.466||Chevy||Team Penske|
|11||28||Romain Grosjean||38.7165||0.2618||0.0011||14||19||232.459||Honda||Andretti Autosport|
|12||7||Felix Rosenqvist||38.7395||0.2848||0.0230||2||19||232.321||Chevy||Arrow McLaren SP|