Simona de Silvestro takes the green flag to kick off the first official practice session for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park ((Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

Simona de Silvestro takes the green flag to kick off the first official practice session for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park ((Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

Dario Franchitti and Sage Karam survey the situation at NOLA Motorsports Park.  Franchitti is serving as the Chip Ganassi Racing rookie's driver coach (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Joe Skibinski)

Dario Franchitti and Sage Karam survey the situation at NOLA Motorsports Park. Franchitti is serving as the Chip Ganassi Racing rookie’s driver coach (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Joe Skibinski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The crew of the No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet was the first winner of the Firestone Pit Performance Award in 2015 (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Jones)

The crew of the No. 10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet was the first winner of the Firestone Pit Performance Award in 2015 (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The field heads out for the first practice for the Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park ((Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Owens)

The field heads out for the first practice for the Indy Grand Prix Of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park ((Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Owens)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet of Juan Montoya throws up a spray during a wet second practice session.  (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Brett Kelly)

The No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet of Juan Montoya throws up a spray during a wet second practice session. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Brett Kelly)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Penske's Will Power in a contemplative mood.  (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Jones)

Team Penske’s Will Power in a contemplative mood. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Honda powered ABC Supply / A.J. Foyt Racing sponsored  No. 14 practices under threatening skies.  (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar - Chris Jones)

The Honda powered ABC Supply / A.J. Foyt Racing sponsored No. 14 practices under threatening skies. (Photo Courtesy of IndyCar – Chris Jones)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weiron Tan, who has dominated Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire practice gets ready for practice.  ((Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)

Weiron Tan, who has dominated Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire practice gets ready for practice. ((Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda field took to a damp track for their first practice (Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)

The Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda field took to a damp track for their first practice (Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)