Practice activities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway continue through Friday, with qualifying action to set the field of 33 on the historic 2.5-mile oval scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Honda Racing social media content and videos from practice and qualifying from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – and 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 on August 23 – will be available on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HondaRacingHPD) and on Twitter at (https://twitter.com/HondaRacing_HPD). Produced by the CoForce Digital Media, YouTube video packages can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/HondaRacingHPDTV.
James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport Honda) Fastest in opening-day practice: 'It's always nice 'rolling off the truck' here with a car that has good pace. Huge credit to everybody at Honda and Andretti Autosport; we've got a bunch of quick cars. It's got good single-car pace, it has good pace in traffic. You can't ask for much more for a first day. We have a lot of work to do still. There are lot of things we want to change and get through. Each car in the six-car Andretti team has got their list of things to try. But today was a nice, clean start for us.' Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 3rd fastest: 'We had a decent start in the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda. We were trying to get through some setup choices that we have on the list to test. It's a pretty extensive list, especially with the condensed schedule. It's a totally new car for me this year with engineer Mike Cannon and with a few off-season projects. I definitely think the team and Honda are going in the right direction. First practice, we're just trying to get the car comfortable in traffic. So far, that seems to be pretty good. The aeroscreen, when we first tested it, seemed to affect the car a little different aerodynamically. I'd say today it actually felt more normal. No real difference from the previous full open cockpit, and the vision is good.' Indianapolis 500 Opening Day Practice Circuit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval), Indianapolis, IN