Team Ethanol Driver Ryan Hunter-Reay spent a good amount of time in the pits with crews reworking the Ethanol IndyCar. That didn’t stop Ryan from completing 97 laps in the first practice run though. He was just two laps behind Danica Patrick for the most laps completed. Ryan reached his highest speed in lap 44, accelerating to 214.128 mph. He finished the lap in 25.5548 seconds, placing 14th overall.
Target Chip Ganassi Racing Driver Scott Dixon led the first practice with a best lap time of 25.1725 seconds. Team Penske Driver Sam Hornish Jr. and Team 7-Eleven Driver Tony Kanaan secured 2nd and 3rd respectively with best lap times of 25.3462 seconds and 25.3507 seconds.