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Pagenaud tops final Iowa practice


Chris Owens

Simon Pagenaud topped final practice for Sunday’a Iowa Corn 300. Pagenaud’s best lap came at an average of 179.617 mph, just ahead of Ed Carpenter in second. Pagenaud’s teammate Will Power was third, with Scott Dixon ending up fourth. Josef Newgarden ended the session in fifth to put three Team Penske entries in the top five.

Of note, Andretti Autosport struggled somewhat in final practice. Alexander Rossi was the best of the Andretti quartet in 10th, with Takuma Sato right behind him in 11th. Ryan Hunter-Reay (16th) and Marco Andretti (18th) were both outside of the top 15.

Times are below. The Iowa Corn Indy 300 begins tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN.