After a delay due to weepers coming through the cracks of the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, the IZOD IndyCar Series finally got going this afternoon and produced a relatively clean session of practice. It was the competitors’ first chance to see how the new aerodynamic package would work for them at speed.
They’ll now shift their focus to qualifying, which has been pushed back to 5 p.m. ET this evening as a result of the delay. A final, 30-minute practice session is also on tap for 7:45 p.m. ET.
Mike Conway, however, did not have a great afternoon session. On pit road, a fuel hose fire broke out on his No. 14 A.J. Foyt Racing Honda, causing his crew to spray and dump water over the car. Later in the session, his car slowed down to the point where both the INDYCAR safety team and his own No. 14 team had to push it back to pit road.
Here are the results of the afternoon run:
|25||Simona de Silvestro||1.2784||204.032|