Herta tops Iowa IndyCar test

Herta tops Iowa IndyCar test
Herta tops Iowa IndyCar test

Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta was comfortably faster than the other 19 NTT IndyCar Series drivers who partook in Wednesday’s private test on the 0.875-mile Iowa Speedway oval.

Herta, the polesitter for last weekend’s race at Road America, backed up his front-running pace with a quick lap of 18.390s in the No. 26 Honda. New Ed Carpenter Racing driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was second in the No. 20 Chevy, posting a 18.603s lap to edge Meyer Shank Racing’s Simon Pagenaud, who was third in the No. 60 Honda with a tour of 18.651s.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou was fourth with a 18.686s lap in the No. 10 Honda and teammate Scott Dixon was only a few thousandths of a second slower with the 18.695s lap generated with his No. 9 Honda. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Christian Lundgaard completed the top six with a 18.774s run in the No. 45 Honda which carries branding from Hy-Vee, the event’s primary sponsor.

ALL TIMES UNOFFICIAL:

Colton Herta, 18.390s
Ryan Hunter-Reay, 18.603s
Simon Pagenaud, 18.651s
Alex Palou, 18.686s
Scott Dixon, 18.695s
Christian Lundgaard, 18.774s
Jack Harvey, 18.785s
Takuma Salo, 18.785s
Marcus Ericsson, 18.796s
Helio Castroneves, 18.832s
Kyle Kirkwood, 18.873s
Devlin DeFrancesco, 18.912s
Rinus VeeKay, 18.912s
Ed Carpenter, 18.952s
Graham Rahal, 18.979s
Sting Ray Robb, 19.096s
Agustin Canapino, 19.097s
Romain Grosjean, 19.154s
Santino Ferrucci, 19.327s
Benjamin Pedersen, 19.531s


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