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Ganassi dominates penultimate practice for Indianapolis 500

Ganassi dominates penultimate practice for Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Back in race trim after a weekend of qualifying, one thing didn’t change Monday as the 33 Indianapolis 500 starters returned to practice: Chip Ganassi Racing drivers continued to dominate.

Ganassi’s Alex Palou, Scott Dixon and Jimmie Johnson topped the speed map 1-2-3 in the two-hour practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Marcus Ericsson was fifth and Tony Kanaan 22nd to round out the Ganassi clan.

Palou posted a speed of 229.441 mph in the third of 31 laps he ran around the 2½-mile oval lap on Monday. Dixon’s best lap was 229,000 and Johnson’s 228,467. Takuma Sato, fastest in last week’s early practice sessions in his Dale Coyne Racing Honda, was the only non-Ganassi driver to crack the top five, finishing fourth at 228,381.