Will Power Tops Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

After sitting mid-pack for much of the week, Will Power and Chevrolet led the way on Fast Friday.

Power’s 232.672mph. lap in the Happy Hour stood as the fastest lap of Friday’s final practice before qualifications for the May 29 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden slotted in behind Power with a 232.344mph circuit to give Chevrolet the top two speeds on the day.

Sitting behind the top two Chevrolets were nine Hondas. James Hinchcliffe led the manufacturer for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with a speed of 231.972mph.

Hinchcliffe was followed by Carlos Muñoz, Marco Andretti, Townsend Bell, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Gabby Chaves, Mikhail Aleshin, Alexander Rossi and Oriol Servia to complete the Honda train.

While Power had the quickest overall lap, the fastest lap without tow went to Bell. Preparing for his first race of 2016, Bell ran a speed of 231.342mph by himself to set the quick pace for solo run speed.

The six-hour session was completed without much issue. The only cautions to fall on the day came for track inspections, and a brief halt during the final hour for rain.

About the author

A graduate of Ball State, Aaron rejoins Frontstretch for his second season in 2016 following a successful year that included covering seven races and starting the popular "Two-Headed Monster" column in 2015. Now in his third year of covering motorsports, Aaron serves as an Assistant Editor for Frontstretch while also contributing to other popular sites including Speed51 and The Apex. He encourages you to come say hi when you see him at the track.

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