Kanaan leads Monday testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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A.J. Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan Monday’s test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on top, with a quick lap of 226.181 mph to lead the 21 drivers who took to the track.

The former Indianapolis 500 winner was also the only driver to average above 226 mph in the afternoon.

Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud was second, followed by Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti in third – of note: Andretti went quickest in the morning practice.

Harding Racing’s Gabby Chaves turned in an impressive lap at 225.630 mph to end the day in fourth, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon rounding out the Top 5.

Helio Castroneves, on his return to the IMS oval, was tenth quickest, while Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais was sixth on his return after last year’s horrifying crash in qualifying, in which he suffered fractures to his hip and pelvis.

Times are below. Testing continues on Tuesday for rookies and other one-off drivers in a refresher test. Participants in Tuesday’s test are Ed Carpenter Racing’s Danica Patrick, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ Robert Wickens and Jay Howard, Dale Coyne Racing’s Pietro Fittipaldi, A.J. Foyt Racing’s Matheus Leist, Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser, and Dreyer and Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam.