Takuma Sato would end the session third fastest with a 225.468 mph, with Jordan King (225.337 mph) and James Davison (225.314 mph) rounding out the top five.
Further down the practice results, defending race champion Will Power was the fastest Penske driver of the session, finishing tenth with a best lap speed of 224.240 mph.
Indianapolis 500 pole sitter and IndyCar Grand Prix winner Simon Pagenaud would finish the session 22nd fastest, with a best lap time of 222.856 mph.
With Carb Day practice complete, the next on track session for the NTT IndyCar Series will be the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, with coverage beginning Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and then moving over to NBC at 11:00 a.m. ET
Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.
Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.