The Chevy Dual in Detroit could have a very interesting feel to it as the manufacturer who puts their name on the event, has become somewhat of an irrelevance after the first day of action on the Circuit of Belle Isle. Despite fielding multiple teams, this weekend seems to follow the trend of all the other ones as Team Penske remains the only team with a Chevrolet power unit worth mentioning. Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud were the only two Chevy powered cars to break the top ten, in this second practice session, something that they will be looking to change come tomorrow morning's practice session.
Although all eyes are on Team Penske due to their most recent win at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, there are other teams in the paddock, and the main one, it seems this weekend is Andretti Autosport as all drivers finished in the top 10 of the session, with Ryan Hunter-Reay claiming the number one finishing spot by less than a hundredth of a second.
Another team that people should be keeping their eyes on is Schmidt Peterson Motorsport as both James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens broke the top ten after a dissappointing Indy 500 for the team where the Mayor of Hinchtown failed to qualify. The drivers finished 3rd and 9th respectively with Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver Graham Rahal finished the session in 6th.
There were two stoppages to this session as Jordan King, driver of the Ed Carpenter Racing #20 Chevy, hit the wall hard which created pretty substantial damage to the left side of his car. The 2nd was due to A.J. Foyt Enterprises Tony Kanaan who spun the car and hit the tire barrier causing a red flag as he couldn't get going again. The coincidence with Kanaan's crash? He also drives a Chevy, not only does this set those teams back, but it furthers those team's chances of making the race, even though Kanaan's incident didn't cause too much damage.
As for what this session says for the race. Really nothing at all. It does show that it seems that Honda has a pretty significant advantage, but, everyone knows Team Penske always pulls something out of their sleeve, even if they have to fight for it, in their own back yard.