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“I really like the team,” Viso said. “I’m very excited about it. I think they are a team that they not only think of the technical part but they really think about every single aspect around racing and they take it very seriously. This is very refreshing for me.”

Mike Conway will run at Long Beach _ where he scored his only IndyCar victory two years ago _ for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

Conway (1:08.1584) had the fourth-fastest lap at Barber in just his first time in the car since last year. He’ll turn the car over Wednesday to James Jakes.

“Today was about getting comfortable in a car, working with the guys and seeing how they work and getting myself dialed in for Long Beach,” Conway said. “I think we got through a lot of stuff, and hopefully helped the guys out for tomorrow. James will be in the car and hopefully he’ll like some of the things we got through today and be quick out of the box.”

The day wasn’t so smooth for Graham Rahal in the other RLL entry. He was off the pace and unsure why.

“I’m kind of baffled right now,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s me, but the car definitely has a lot of oversteer, understeer characteristics that are making driving it extremely challenging. But even with that I feel like we should be able to put a lap together. But any time I put on sticker tires and push hard, I just go slower so I’m a little bit confused as to why.”