Will Power made his last lap the best one of Friday’s opening practice period for the IndyCar Grand Prix.
Alexander Rossi held the top spot for most of the 45-minute session before Power’s closing circuit of 1m10.0866s in his Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.
Rossi, in the NAPA Andretti Autosport Honda, turned 1m10.1198s around the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Rookie Jordan King continued to impress in Ed Carpenter’s Chevy by turning 1m10.1551s and Sebastien Bourdais was a fraction behind at 1m10.1791s in Dale Coyne’s Honda.
Defending Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato took the fifth spot at 1m10.1824s in the RLL Honda and Scott Dixon was clocked at 1m10.2858s for Chip Ganassi Racing while Josef Newgarden also put in a late lap to move forward. Newgarden, the current point leader with two victories, was mired in 17th before his last lap of 1m10.2802s.
UP NEXT: There will be another 45-minute practice this afternoon prior to qualifying for Saturday’s race.