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Indy 500 Carb Day practice: Tony Kanaan fastest for AJ Foyt’s team

AJ Foyt Racing driver Tony Kanaan led the last on-track session before the 2019 Indianapolis 500 as IndyCar teams made final tweaks and preparations on ‘Carb Day’.

Following morning rain, the traditional Friday session was delayed 15 minutes and shortened to 80 minutes.

Pacesetting 2013 Indy 500 winner Kanaan was delighted not so much with his top lap – at an average of 225.517mph – as he felt that was purely about being in the “right draft at the right time” but more with “a few key changes” that have left him much happier with his car’s potential.

Dale Coyne Racing figured well with rookie Santino Ferrucci (pictured) claiming second, James Davison’s DCR with Byrd and Belardi car fifth and Sebastien Bourdais sixth in the DCR with Vasser-Sullivan entry.

The 2017 winner Takuma Sato claimed third for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing ahead of one-off team-mate and oval rookie Jordan King in fourth.

Alexander Rossi was top Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda driver in seventh, followed by Carlin’s sole qualifier Charlie Kimball and Harding Steinbrenner Racing’s rookie Colton Herta in ninth.

Defending winner Will Power led the Team Penske Dallara-Chevrolet quartet in 10th, with team-mates three-time winner Helio Castroneves, 2017 IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden and Sunday’s polesitter and Indy road course winner Simon Pagenaud in 22nd.

Newgarden was also the busiest driver, turning 72 laps, while by comparison Ben Hanley in the DragonSpeed entry produced 36 laps as he brought up the rear and lapped a second slower than Kanaan’s benchmark.

There were no yellow flags and the only notable incident was Graham Rahal brushing his right-rear on the SAFER barrier on the exit of Turn 2.

Carb Day practice times

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Tony Kanaan AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 39.9083s 40
2 Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 39.9137s 0.0054s 64
3 Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 39.9170s 0.0087s 64
4 Jordan King Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 39.9402s 0.0319s 64
5 James Davison Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 39.9443s 0.0360s 55
6 Sebastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 39.9488s 0.0405s 55
7 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 40.0548s 0.1465s 44
8 Charlie Kimball Carlin Dallara/Chevrolet 40.0623s 0.1540s 46
9 Colton Herta Harding Racing Dallara/Honda 40.0843s 0.1760s 59
10 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 40.1356s 0.2273s 59
11 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 40.1514s 0.2431s 48
12 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 40.1617s 0.2534s 49
13 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 40.1945s 0.2862s 72
14 Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.1956s 0.2873s 49
15 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 40.2389s 0.3306s 38
16 Conor Daly Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 40.2398s 0.3315s 53
17 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 40.2611s 0.3528s 63
18 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.2718s 0.3635s 46
19 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 40.2887s 0.3804s 54
20 Felix Rosenqvist Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 40.3207s 0.4124s 65
21 Jack Harvey Meyer Shank Racing Dallara/Honda 40.3628s 0.4545s 56
22 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 40.3848s 0.4765s 64
23 Marco Andretti Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 40.3906s 0.4823s 43
24 J.R. Hildebrand Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.4018s 0.4935s 44
25 Marcus Ericsson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 40.4024s 0.4941s 54
26 Pippa Mann Clauson-Marshall Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.4275s 0.5192s 60
27 Oriol Servia Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 40.4290s 0.5207s 61
28 Zach Veach Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 40.4346s 0.5263s 59
29 Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.4585s 0.5502s 41
30 Matheus Leist AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 40.5037s 0.5954s 50
31 Ed Jones Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.5201s 0.6118s 58
32 Kyle Kaiser Juncos Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 40.5956s 0.6873s 42
33 Ben Hanley DragonSpeed Dallara/Chevrolet 40.9614s 1.0531s 36

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