"Today it was just a great way to finish practice like this, show that we have a good car, a good balanced car, and we're going for the big one on Sunday," said Castroneves, who in his 20th Indy car season will be making his 17th Indy 500 start.
Castroneves was followed on the speed chart by Takuma Sato in the No.
Helio Castroneves announced Wednesday that he’s calling time on his storied Indy Car career.
"You don't want to have any surprises on Carb Day because all the work you've done in the last week, this is the result. I was there making some moves, some different lines ... Soon after, 2016 pole sitter James Hinchcliffe slowed on the back straight when smoke erupted from his No. Live coverage of the 101st Indianapolis 500 begins at 11 a.m.
We have a (good) car and will be ready for Sunday." Scott Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 winner and this year's pole sitter, was fourth at 226.685 mph in the No. Right behind the four-time Verizon Indy Car Series champion was Fernando Alonso, the two-time Formula One champion bypassing that series' Monaco Grand Prix to compete in his first Indy 500. ET Sunday on ABC and the Advance Auto Parts Indy Car Radio Network.
The competition featured the best-of-three final for the first time.
Power's crew won the first round and Hinchcliffe's the second before Power's crew logged the best time of anyone in the contest, 11.619 seconds, in the deciding showdown.
We managed it throughout the whole race and now very happy.