McLaughlin Cracks Minute Barrier in Hectic St. Pete Practice

Scott McLaughlin dipped under the one-minute barrier – and below the official track record – to lead practice Saturday morning for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding. Colton Herta ended up second on the speed charts for the second straight session, turning a top lap of 1:00.0851 in the No. Romain Grosjean, who led practice Friday, triggered the second red flag 26 minutes into the session when he drove his No. Sato was in the back of a line of cars moving slowly, trying to create gaps for flying runs on the next lap. There was moderate damage to the front of Grosjean’s car and to the back of Sato’s car. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda speared nose-first into the barrier in Turn 9, suffering heavy damage.

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