Chilton edges Jones on manic Monday at Indianapolis


Max Chilton was fastest on Monday at Indianapolis - Credit: for the 101st Indianapolis 500 -- Photo by: Walter Kuhn / IndyCar

Max Chilton ended the final full day of practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the fastest time as drivers worked on their race set-ups and ran in packs for much of the session.

With just one hour of practice to come during Carb Day on Friday, it was important for everyone to get a good feel on how their cars will run on race day, and it was Chilton of Chip Ganassi Racing who ended the day with the fastest lap, the Briton setting a best of 228.592mph.

Ed Jones continued his impressive rookie campaign so far with the second fastest lap of 228.118mph for Dale Coyne Racing, while Scott Dixon, who took pole position in memorable fashion on Sunday evening, was third fastest for Chip Ganassi Racing with a late fast lap of 227.165mph propelling him up the order.

Simon Pagenaud was the leading Team Penske driver in fourth, with the Frenchman also the first of the Chevrolet-powered entries, with Honda so far having dominated the month of May. His team-mate Helio Castroneves finished sixth fastest, with Japanese racer Takuma Sato in between the two Penske drivers in fifth for Andretti Autosport.

Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay was seventh fastest ahead of Dreyer and Reinbold Racing’s Sage Karam, while front row starter Alexander Rossi was ninth for Andretti Herta Autosport ahead of Marco Andretti.

All thirty-three drivers took to the track on Monday, including for the first time this month James Davison, who has been drafted in to replace the injured Sebastien Bourdais at Dale Coyne Racing. The Australian completed 88 laps in a road course car converted to a Superspeedway configuration, setting a best lap of 223.670mph and placing twenty-eighth quickest.

The only issue of note on the day was Oriol Servia suffering an engine failure on his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing machine, but everyone kept their cars out of the wall and worked through their programs, with 2,705 laps being completed in just three and a half hours.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Practice 8 Result

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMSPEED
18Max ChiltonGBRChip Ganassi Racing228.592mph
219Ed JonesUAEDale Coyne Racing228.118mph
39Scott DixonNZLChip Ganassi Racing227.165mph
41Simon PagenaudFRATeam Penske226.998mph
526Takuma SatoJAPAndretti Autosport226.806mph
63Helio CastronevesBRZTeam Penske226.705mph
728Ryan Hunter-ReayUSAAndretti Autosport226.542mph
824Sage KaramUSADreyer & Reinbold Racing226.381mph
998Alexander RossiUSAAndretti Herta Autosport226.376mph
1027Marco AndrettiUSAAndretti Autosport226.224mph
1112Will PowerAUSTeam Penske226.199mph
1229Fernando AlonsoESPMcLaren Honda Andretti226.147mph
137Mikhail AleshinRUSSchmidt Peterson Motorsports225.967mph
1410Tony KanaanBRZChip Ganassi Racing225.955mph
1577Jay HowardGBRSchmidt Peterson Motorsports225.946mph
1688Gabby ChavesUSAHarding Racing225.931mph
1783Charlie KimballUSAChip Ganassi Racing225.729mph
185James HinchcliffeCANSchmidt Peterson Motorsports225.504mph
1916Oriol ServiaESPRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing225.389mph
2015Graham RahalUSARahal Letterman Lanigan Racing225.234mph
2150Jack HarveyGBRMichael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport224.823mph
222Josef NewgardenUSATeam Penske224.793mph
234Conor DalyUSAAJ Foyt Enterprises224.727mph
2422Juan Pablo MontoyaCOLTeam Penske224.651mph
2520Ed CarpenterUSAEd Carpenter Racing224.442mph
2621JR HildebrandUSAEd Carpenter Racing224.337mph
2714Carlos MunozCOLAJ Foyt Enterprises223.749mph
2818James DavisonAUSDale Coyne Racing223.670mph
2963Pippa MannGBRDale Coyne Racing223.524mph
3017Sebastian SaavedraCOLJuncos Racing222.965mph
3111Spencer PigotUSAJuncos Racing222.093mph
3240Zach VeachUSAAJ Foyt Enterprises221.612mph
3344Buddy LazierUSALazier Partners Racing218.998mph