FORT WORTH, Texas (June 5, 2015) – Team Penske driver Simon Pagenaud recorded the fastest lap during Friday’s opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

>Pagenaud (No. 22 Avaya Team Penske Chevrolet) had a lap of 216.172 miles per hour to pace the 23-car field in the 75-minute session while teammate and defending series champion Will Power was second at 216.126 mph. AJ Foyt Racing driver Takuma Sato (No. 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda) was third at 216.078 mph.

The Verizon IndyCar Series returns to the track at 3:15 p.m. CT for NTT Data Qualifying Day. Following pole qualifying beginning at 6:45 p.m., the Verizon IndyCar Series will conduct its final 30-minute practice session.

Tickets for Saturday evening’s Firestone 600 are available by visiting or by calling 817.215.8500.

Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 Practice 1 Results (Click here)

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