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INDYCAR: Colton Herta fastest in P3 at Mid-Ohio

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Colton Herta was fastest again in the third practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday morning, posting a lap of 1 minute, 5.7048 seconds around the 13-Turn, 2.258-mile road course.

Herta led Spencer Pigot by 0.0577 seconds. Pigot also finished P1 second-fastest. Both drivers have an excellent shot to claim the pole position in qualifications later in the afternoon.

Alexander Rossi finished the session third-fastest with an elapsed time of 1 minute, 5.8747 seconds, while James Hinchcliffe (1 minute, 5.9580 seconds) and Santino Ferrucci (1 minute, 5.9802 seconds) ended the session fourth and fifth-fastest, respectfully.

Ohio native Graham Rahal (1 minute, 6.0040 seconds) ended the session sixth-fastest, while Josef Newgarden (1 minute, 6.0131 seconds), Ryan Hunter-Reay (1 minute, 6.0208 seconds), Sebastian Bourdais (1 minute, 6.0337 seconds) and Will Power (1 minute, 6.0905 seconds) finished seventh through tenth.

The red flag would come out once during the 45-minute session, when RC Enerson spun in Turn 9 and stalled on the track. Enerson, who is making his first IndyCar start since Sonoma in 2016, was assessed a five-minute penalty for bringing out the red flag. He ended the session 19th-fastest.

Felix Rosenqvist ended the session 20th-fastest after running off-course into the Turn 4 sandtrap.

Click here for full practice results

Qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 begins later this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

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IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold