Pato O'Ward

Pato O’Ward, fresh off his victory earlier this month at Barber Motorsports Park, led the afternoon practice for the GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

O’Ward’s best lap was 1 minute, 9.7839 seconds in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet. NTT INDYCAR SERIES points leader Alex Palou followed up his session-leading lap of 1:10.4555 from this morning with a lap of 1:09.8137 in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, good for second.

SEE: Afternoon Practice Results | Morning Practice Results

Colton Herta was third at 1:09.8423 in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda, followed by 2021 GMR Grand Prix winner Rinus VeeKay at 1:09.9265 in the No. 21 Building Tomorrow Chevrolet.

Rookie Christian Lundgaard rounded out the top five at 1:10.0002 in the No. 30 Shield Cleansers Honda.

NTT P1 Award qualifying starts at 4 p.m. (ET), live on Peacock Premium. NBC will televise the GMR Grand Prix at 3 p.m. Saturday, with live coverage also on the INDYCAR Radio Network.