Simon Pagenaud sets new fastest lap of the month at Indy

Unlike the previous two days, 'Fast Friday' went without incident.

Simon Pagenaud sets new fastest lap of the month at Indy
Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet
Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Chevrolet
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne Racing Honda

INDIANAPOLIS - About 40 minutes into Fast Friday, Scott Dixon threw down a 230.643mph lap, the fastest of the month. That stood as the best time until the final thirty minutes of the six hour practice when Team Penske asserted their domiance.

Simon Pagenaud topped Dixon with a 230.698mph lap late in the day, who responded, but still fell .007 thousandths short of the 39.012 second lap. The conditions today were not very favorable with high winds and a slick trick.

Five Chevrolets and a single Honda (Marco Andretti) managed to breach the 230mph mark. Along with the aforementioned trio, Will Power, Sage Karam and Tony Kanaan also joined the 230mph club.

After back-to-back days where a car was sent flying through the air, Friday's session went without incident. All 34 cars posted a time, including the newly repaired No. 63 Dale Coyne Racing Honda of Pippa Mann. She went out in the final moments, going 225.072mph.

Buddy Lazier was the slowest of all at 216.103mph.

 Cla   No.   Driver   Engine   Time   Margin   Laps  mph
22  Simon Pagenaud Chevrolet 39.0121   48 230.698
Scott Dixon Chevrolet 39.0193 0.0072 12 230.655
10  Tony Kanaan Chevrolet 39.0529 0.0408 44 230.457
27  Marco Andretti Honda 39.0774 0.0653 34 230.312
Will Power Chevrolet 39.0954 0.0833 36 230.206
Sage Karam Chevrolet 39.1022 0.0901 28  230.166
98  Gabby Chaves Honda 39.1490 0.1369 32 229.891
H.Castroneves Chevrolet 39.1556 0.1435 35 229.852
14  Takuma Sato Honda 39.1632 0.1511 38 229.808
10  J.P.Montoya Chevrolet 39.1791 0.1670 32  229.714
11  41  Jack Hawksworth Honda 39.2165 0.2044 52 229.495
12  24  Townsend Bell Chevrolet 39.2360 0.2239 38 229.381
13  J.R. Hildebrand Chevrolet 39.2408 0.2287 41 229.353
14  26  Carlos Muñoz Honda 39.2831 0.2710 26 229.106
15  83  Charlie Kimball Chevrolet 39.2972 0.2851 29 229.024
16  28  Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda 39.2974 0.2853 33 229.023
17  J.Hinchcliffe Honda 39.2977 0.2856 38 229.021
18  Stefano Coletti Chevrolet 39.2982 0.2861 33 229.018
19  15  Graham Rahal Honda 39.3053 0.2932 16 228.977
20  20  Ed Carpenter Chevrolet 39.3211 0.3090 26 228.885
21  32  Oriol Servià Honda 39.3223 0.3102 15 228.878
22  25  Justin Wilson Honda 39.3490 0.3369 44 228.722
23  17  S.Saavedra Chevrolet 39.3544 0.3423 22 228.691
24  29  S.de Silvestro Honda 39.3632 0.3511 39  228.640
25  48  Alex Tagliani Honda 39.3665 0.3544 19 228.621
26  18  Carlos Huertas Honda 39.3778 0.3657 11 228.555
27  43  Conor Daly Honda 39.4208 0.4087 34  228.306
28  21  Josef Newgarden Chevrolet 39.4988 0.4867 52 227.855
29  James Jakes Honda 39.5452 0.5331 13 227.588
30  11  S.Bourdais Chevrolet 39.5736 0.5615 30 227.424
31  88  Bryan Clauson Chevrolet 39.6635 0.6514 81  226.909
32  19  Tristan Vautier Honda 39.6721 0.6600 10 226.860
33  63  Pippa Mann Honda 39.9189 0.9068 6 225.457
34  91  Buddy Lazier Chevrolet 41.6468 2.6347 8 216.103
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