By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor
Juan Pablo Montoya was the quickest man in opening practice for the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The Colombian logged a lap of 01:08.1290 that was just .2424s quicker than teammate Will Power.
The AJ Foyt Racing cars of Jack Hawksworth and Takuma Sato both found their way into the top five with the Britton logging a lap of 1:18.4839s. Josef Newgarden split the two Foyt cars with the fourth quickest time and was followed by Sato.
Practice was slowed twice, first by Alexander Rossi stuffing it into the tire barriers in turn 8 due to a cut tire.
The second red flag ended the session as Charlie Kimball slid off the track in turn 9 when his brakes failed. After coming to a stop, the front tires caught on fire and it was several minutes before the safety crews were able to put the fires out. Kimball returned to the pits once the the flames were put out.
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