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“It’s great to have a taste of IndyCar,” said Stefan Wilson, who has two Indy Lights victories. “Unfortunately, we missed an hour-and-a-half after lunch so it was just a brief taste, but hopefully we’ll be able to get another test in. There was a lot to adjust to, getting use to gearing, coming into pit stops and leaving the pits as well. It was a lot to take in on the first day. It’s good to just kind of shake the cobwebs off and get back in a race car on the road course.”

NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger, who is making a limited return to open-wheel by driving in the Indianapolis 500 and at Barber for Penske Racing, wound up 18th overall. He said he’s still got some learning to do to get reacquainted with an Indy car.

“We still have a long ways to go in the learning process, but I was pleased with some of the steps we were able to make,” Allmendinger said. “Obviously these Chevy engines are fast when you look at the best two times, now it is my job to start getting in front of the car and learn how to turn that speed into better lap times.”