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New Hampshire - Saturday Practice 3

James Hinchcliffe was fastest in Saturday morning practice at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway ahead of qualifying this afternoon for Sunday's Indy 225 race.
James Hinchcliffe topped the timesheets in the morning practice session, his lap time of 21.6492s on the one mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway oval just pipping Graham Rahal at the last minute by 0.0144s with Tony Kanaan close behind in third place continuing his strong run of form this weekend.

Dario Franchitti did not come out in the first half of the session and only ran 40 laps, never featuring in the top spots and presumably concentrating on race set-up and heavy fuel loads as he ended up in 12th spot. Will Power by contrast improved on his disappointing Thursday form to finish in the top ten in ninth place just behind his Penske team mate Ryan Briscoe, although the team's other drive Helio Castroneves was off the pace in 20th.

The end of the morning session saw spins from Pippa Mann in turn 4 (just in front of Rahal and Dixon) and then a few minutes later a spin for Ed Carpenter that saw Charlie Kimball have to check up suddenly, catching out Danica Patrick running behind him.

Practice 3

1. #06 James Hinchcliffe 170.445mph 21.6492s after 87 laps
2. #38 Graham Rahal 170.332mph 21.6636s + 0.0144s after 86 laps
3. #82 Tony Kanaan 170.322mph 21.6649s + 0.0157s after 40 laps
4. #2 Oriol Servia 169.711mph 21.7428s + 0.0936s after 74 laps
5. #5 Takuma Sato 169.256mph 21.8013s + 0.1521s after 73 laps
6. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 169.232mph 21.8044s + 0.1552s after 63 laps
7. #9 Scott Dixon 169.216mph 21.8064s + 0.1572s after 64 laps
8. #6 Ryan Briscoe 168.845mph 21.8543s + 0.2051s after 72 laps
9. #12 Will Power 168.536mph 21.8944s + 0.2452s after 80 laps
10. #27 Mike Conway 168.380mph 21.9147s + 0.2655s after 60 laps
11. #4 JR Hildebrand 168.077mph 21.9542s + 0.3050s after 69 laps
12. #10 Dario Franchitti 168.043mph 21.9587s + 0.3095s after 40 laps
13. #83 Charlie Kimball 167.739mph 21.9984s + 0.3492s after 63 laps
14. #18 James Jakes 167.476mph 22.0330s + 0.3838s after 64 laps
15. #7 Danica Patrick 166.559mph 22.1543s + 0.5051s after 72 laps
16. #19 Alex Lloyd 166.404mph 22.1750s + 0.5258s after 61 laps
17. #22 Tomas Scheckter 166.331mph 22.1847s + 0.5355s after 94 laps
18. #59 EJ Viso 166.328mph 22.1851s + 0.5359s after 67 laps
19. #77 Alex Tagliani 166.020mph 22.2262s + 0.5770s after 72 laps
20. #3 Helio Castroneves 166.003mph 22.2285s + 0.5793s after 77 laps
21. #14 Vitor Meira 165.967mph 22.2333s + 0.5841s after 74 laps
22. #26 Marco Andretti 165.341mph 22.3175s + 0.6683s after 63 laps
23. #24 Ana Beatriz 163.865mph 22.5186s + 0.8694s after 87 laps
24. #67 Ed Carpenter 162.469mph 22.7120s + 1.0628s after 88 laps
25. #34 Sebastian Saavedra 162.038mph 22.7725s + 1.1233s after 83 laps
26. #78 Simona de Silvestro 161.709mph 22.8188s + 1.1696s after 79 laps
27. #30 Pippa Mann 159.047mph 23.2007s + 1.5515s after 90 laps

Total Laps: 1942

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James Hinchliffe on track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. August 2011. [Photo credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
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