Castroneves Tops 2nd Sonoma Practice

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Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, who drives a Chevrolet-powered car, topped the speed charts in the second practice session for this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race, the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, which is the final race of the season, around the 11-turn 2.385-mile natural terrain Sonoma Raceway road course in Sonoma, California with a fastest lap time of 76.6678 seconds.

Will Power, Simon Pagenaud, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Alexander Rossi rounded out the top 5 fastest drivers in this practice session. Each of the top 5 drivers drive Chevrolet-powered cars except for Hunter-Reay and Rossi, who drive Honda-powered cars. Drivers of the Chevrolet-powered cars took the top 3 and 7 of the top 10 spots on the speed charts in this second practice session. You can see full practice results at

There will be 1 more practice session before qualifications for the race. That practice session will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 17th, at 2:00 PM ET. Qualifications for the race will take place tomorrow, Saturday, September 17th, at 6:00 PM ET, and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. The lone practice session after qualifications will take place on the afternoon of Sunday, September 18th, at 2:30 PM ET. The race itself will be held on Sunday, September 18th at 6:50 PM ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network starting at 6:30 PM ET. This race will determine the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series champion.

-Asher Fair