Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Sebastien Bourdais all topped 220 mph in leading the way in Friday night’s final practice for Saturday’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Dixon, who qualified seventh fastest in his Chip Ganassi Racing PNC Honda, turned the fastest lap of 220.524 mph in the 60-minute session as the 95-degree temperatures dissipated in the evening shade.
Kanaan, who turned the quickest lap in practice but had to settle for sixth starting spot, ran 220.418 mph in A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Chevrolet. And Bourdais, who lines up fifth in the Dale Coyne Racing SealMaster Honda, turned 220.165 mph.
Polesitter Josef Newgarden wound up eighth overall at 218.332 mph in the Verizon Chevy.
After struggling in qualifying (20th), Graham Rahal made a late surge to finish fifth fastest at 219.547 mph in the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Fleet Cost & Care Honda.