Coletti paces IndyCar warmup at Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS – KV Racing Technology rookie Stefano Coletti posted the fastest lap time in Saturday’s 30-minute morning warmup for today’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

The driver of the No. 4 Chevrolet posted a 1:10.5942 to lead the way, one of five drivers in the 1:10 bracket around the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

All of the top five were Chevrolet drivers; Simon Pagenaud, the 2014 race winner, was second ahead of Scott Dixon, Sebastien Bourdais and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Graham Rahal flew the flag for Honda in P6, with a best time of 1:11.0681.

The top 17 drivers were still within 0.8913 of a second.

After one of the Dale Coyne Racing Hondas had engine issues on Friday (Carlos Huertas), the other one (Francesco Dracone) had one today. Dracone’s car was stopped on the exit of oval Turn 2 with oil dry being laid down by the Holmatro Safety Team on course.

Race coverage starts at 3:30 p.m. ET with the green flag about 20 minutes thereafter.


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With three races remaining in the NTT IndyCar Series season, Scott Dixon has a commanding lead and history on his side entering Friday’s opener of the Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The five-time series champion leads defending champ Josef Newgarden by 72 points.

Since 2014, the points leader with three races left has won the championship in five of the past six years, including Dixon in ’18.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has led the championship standings following every round after opening 2020 with three consecutive victories. Dixon also led the points by 78 points with three races remaining when he won the title in 2008.

Dixon, Newgarden, Pato O’Ward, Colton Herta, Will Power, Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato are championship eligible.

Anyone outside 108 points of the lead after Indy will be eliminated heading into the Oct. 25 season finale at St. Petersburg, Florida.

Here is the IndyCar Harvest GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course schedule for Friday (all times are ET), including details and start times:

Indianapolis Motor Speedway TV schedule for Friday

IndyCar Harvest GP Race 1: 3:30 p.m., USA Network, NBC Sports Gold and streaming on the NBC Sports App and; Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer for IndyCar on NBCSN this weekend with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy.

IndyCar Harvest GP, Race 1 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway start times, information


GREEN FLAG: 4 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 85 laps (207.35 miles) around Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s a 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in Indianapolis.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Nine sets primary, five sets alternate (A 10th set of primary tires is available to any car fielding a rookie.) Teams must use one set of primary and one set of alternate tires in the race.

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

FORECAST: According to, it’s expected to be 57 degrees with a 0% chance of rain at the green flag.

QUALIFYING: 6:20 p.m. Thursday (NBC Sports Gold)

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 25 drivers racing this weekend at Indianapolis