ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – For the second straight weekend, Team Penske’s Will Power saved his best lap for his final lap.
The Australian set the fastest lap in the weekend’s only practice session for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR Doubleheader at Road America.
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Power, utilizing the alternate red tire, turned a lap of 1 minute, 46.0021 seconds in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet on the 14-turn, 4.014-mile circuit.
Power, who won the NTT P1 Award at Road America en route to victory in 2016, denied Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey a little bit of glory for second straight weekend.
Harvey, who started on the front row at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a week ago, looked set to top an NTT INDYCAR SERIES session for the first time in his career with lap of 1:46.1606 before Power took the top spot.
Josef Newgarden (1:46.1914) was third in the No. 1 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet, opting to set a time on alternate reds early in the session, while Chip Ganassi Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist (1:46.2319) and Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay (1:46.2519) rounded out the top five.
NTT INDYCAR SERIES points leader Scott Dixon (1:46.5256) was 15th in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.
By virtue of his fast time, Power will choose his group for NTT P1 Award Qualifying (2:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and racecontrol.indycar.com). There will only be one round of qualifying this weekend. Each group will run a 12-minute session, and the fastest in each group will earn a bonus NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship point, and the overall fastest lap will earn the NTT P1 Award.