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New Hampshire - Sunday Warm-up

Scott Dixon topped the last on-track session before the start of Sunday afternoon's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which has been moved forward because of the threat of rain.
The Ganassi duo of Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti topped the time sheets of the final warm-up session on Sunday morning ahead of the Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon.

Dixon's time of 22.3638s was 0.1444s ahead of Franchitti, who ran comparatively few laps. Graham Rahal made it a Ganassi 1-2-3 in third just ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Helio Castroneves appeared to have an oil leak from a radiator damaged during the practice session possibly as the result of hitting debris out on track, but he still finished the warm-up in 16th spot just ahead of Will Power. The debris in question reportedly consisted of tools that had been accidentally left on another car when it left pit road, although no one was admitting responsibility.

The major concern for race organisers now is the approaching rain fronts in the area. That's prompted them to pull the race start forward from 4pm local time to 3.30pm local time (8.30pm BST) in an attempt to get as much racing in as possible before the forecast rain hits Loudon.

Warm-up times

1. #9 Scott Dixon 164.999mph 22.3638s after 51 laps
2. #10 Dario Franchitti 163.940mph 22.5082s + 0.1444s after 33 laps
3. #38 Graham Rahal 163.558mph 22.5608s + 0.1970s after 58 laps
4. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 162.833mph 22.6612s + 0.2974s after 28 laps
5. #2 Oriol Servia 162.400mph 22.7217s + 0.3579s after 31 laps
6. #5 Takuma Sato 162.106mph 22.7629s + 0.3991s after 45 laps
7. #27 Mike Conway 162.011mph 22.7762s + 0.4124s after 41 laps
8. #06 James Hinchcliffe 161.576mph 22.8375s + 0.4737s after 42 laps
9. #59 Ernesto Viso 160.604mph 22.9758s + 0.6120s after 29 laps
10. #82 Tony Kanaan 160.379mph 23.0080s + 0.6442s after 33 laps
11. #77 Alex Tagliani 160.316mph 23.0170s + 0.6532s after 43 laps
12. #6 Ryan Briscoe 160.263mph 23.0247s + 0.6609s after 50 laps
13. #22 Tomas Scheckter 159.861mph 23.0826s + 0.7188s after 32 laps
14. #83 Charlie Kimball 159.830mph 23.0870s + 0.7232s after 55 laps
15. #4 JR Hildebrand 159.500mph 23.1348s + 0.7710s after 50 laps
16. #3 Helio Castroneves 159.446mph 23.1427s + 0.7789s after 31 laps
17. #12 Will Power 159.183mph 23.1809s + 0.8171s after 49 laps
18. #26 Marco Andretti 158.831mph 23.2322s + 0.8684s after 41 laps
19. #19 Alex Lloyd 158.553mph 23.2730s + 0.9092s after 41 laps
20. #7 Danica Patrick 158.403mph 23.2950s + 0.9312s after 46 laps
21. #14 Vitor Meira 158.384mph 23.2978s + 0.9340s after 47 laps
22. #18 James Jakes 158.172mph 23.3291s + 0.9653s after 22 laps
23. #24 Ana Beatriz 157.629mph 23.4094s + 1.0456s after 43 laps
24. #34 Sebastian Saavedra 156.705mph 23.5474s + 1.1836s after 45 laps
25. #78 Simona de Silvestro 154.507mph 23.8824s + 1.5186s after 43 laps
26. #67 Ed Carpenter 153.805mph 23.9914s + 1.6276s after 42 laps

Total laps: 1071

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