Tony Kanaan on track at IMS. (Penske Entertainment/Paul Hurley Photo)

Kanaan Paces Morning Session At IMS

INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Kanaan, the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner who is competing in his final NTT IndyCar Series race of his career, was the fastest driver in Saturday morning’s final one-hour practice before qualifications for the 107th Indianapolis 500.

Kanaan’s No. 66 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet raced around the 233.026 miles per hour around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval.

One of his three teammates, 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi, was second at 232.904 mph in the No 7 Chevrolet.

Four Hondas followed led by Alex Palou, third fastest at 232.823 mph in the No. 10 American Legion Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing, Kyle Kirkwood at 232.615 mph in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda for Andretti Autosport, five-time Indy 500 Pole winner Scott Dixon at 232.470 mph in the PNC Bank Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta at 232.355 mph in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda.

Only 10 of the 34 cars entered in this year’s Indianapolis 500 participated in the early morning session.

Callum Ilott of Juncos-Hollinger Racing turned 14 laps in the backup car for teammate Augustin Canapino after Ilott’s primary car was uncompetitive in the three days of Indy 500 practice.

Ilott’s best speed was 230.126 mph.

Qualifications for the 107th Indianapolis 500 begin at 11 a.m. Eastern Time and run through 5:50 p.m. ET. The Fast 12 will advance into Sunday’s round of Indianapolis 500 Pole Qualifications and the bottom four teams based on speed will have to participate in Sunday’s Last Row Shootout.