INDIANAPOLIS – Team Penske returned to the top of the timesheets in third practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, with Will Power leading a top three sweep by the team’s drivers.
Power, in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, led on a cool morning with temperatures of only 62 degrees ambient and 86 on track.
His best time was 1:09.3189 around the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Juan Pablo Montoya was second in the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet at 1:09.3314 and Simon Pagenaud third in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet at 1:09.4248. Oddly, Helio Castroneves was 18th in the No. 3 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.
Scott Dixon was fourth in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet ahead of four Hondas, with Takuma Sato, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal and Carlos Munoz all fifth through eighth.
The top 23 of 25 drivers were separated by just 0.9697 of a second.
A number of drivers spun during the session but there was still no red flag interruptions. Track conditions are likely going to be different this afternoon for qualifying, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. ET and local time.