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Baltimore - Friday practice

Overrunning track preparations caused delays to Friday practice on the new Baltimore street circuit, but Will Power was quick to resume his road course domination once cars headed out.
Will Power topped the timesheets at the end of the first day of practice on the new Baltimore street course, a late lap of 1:22.1379s putting him almost eight hundredths of a second ahead of arch rival of Dario Franchitti.

The session was over four hours later than originally scheduled after preparations overran. Instead of two sessions, there was only one 75 minute session starting at 4.30pm local time (9.30pm BST), with the second hour-long practice session squeezed out due to lack of time.

Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe both hit the wall without injury during the session, which also saw minor incidents for Tomas Scheckter, EJ Viso and Giorgio Pantano bring out full course cautions.

Friday practice

1. #12 Will Power 89.411mph 1m 22.1379s after 29 laps
2. #10 Dario Franchitti 89.325mph 1m 22.2162s + 0.0783s after 24 laps
3. #3 Helio Castroneves 89.251mph 1m 22.2846s + 0.1467s after 28 laps
4. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 88.908mph 1m 22.6025s + 0.4646s after 22 laps
5. #27 Mike Conway 88.775mph 1m 22.7258s + 0.5879s after 23 laps
6. #38 Graham Rahal 88.761mph 1m 22.7386s + 0.6007s after 25 laps
7. #5 Takuma Sato 88.513mph 1m 22.9705s + 0.8326s after 26 laps
8. #06 James Hinchcliffe 88.473mph 1m 23.0082s + 0.8703s after 24 laps
9. #82 Tony Kanaan 88.270mph 1m 23.1990s + 1.0611s after 20 laps
10. #19 Sebastien Bourdais 88.161mph 1m 23.3026s + 1.1647s after 22 laps
11. #78 Simona de Silvestro 88.086mph 1m 23.3731s + 1.2352s after 25 laps
12. #77 Alex Tagliani 88.050mph 1m 23.4075s + 1.2696s after 20 laps
13. #83 Charlie Kimball 87.746mph 1m 23.6960s + 1.5581s after 28 laps
14. #22 Giorgio Pantano 87.708mph 1m 23.7320s + 1.5941s after 23 laps
15. #07 Tomas Scheckter 87.672mph 1m 23.7668s + 1.6289s after 26 laps
16. #26 Marco Andretti 87.657mph 1m 23.7814s + 1.6435s after 24 laps
17. #34 Sebastian Saavedra 87.625mph 1m 23.8119s + 1.6740s after 27 laps
18. #6 Ryan Briscoe 87.218mph 1m 24.2026s + 2.0647s after 11 laps
19. #2 Oriol Servia 87.211mph 1m 24.2092s + 2.0713s after 21 laps
20. #4 JR Hildebrand 87.173mph 1m 24.2464s + 2.1085s after 21 laps
21. #14 Vitor Meira 87.150mph 1m 24.2682s + 2.1303s after 31 laps
22. #18 James Jakes 87.006mph 1m 24.4076s + 2.2697s after 27 laps
23. #59 EJ Viso 87.000mph 1m 24.4138s + 2.2759s after 18 laps
24. #7 Danica Patrick 86.911mph 1m 24.5001s + 2.3622s after 25 laps
25. #17 Martin Plowman 86.348mph 1m 25.0507s + 2.9128s after 20 laps
26. #9 Scott Dixon 86.329mph 1m 25.0700s + 2.9321s after 3 laps
27. #24 Ana Beatriz 85.500mph 1m 25.8943s + 3.7564s after 28 laps
28. #67 Ed Carpenter 85.370mph 1m 26.0255s + 3.8876s after 28 laps

Total Laps: 649



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Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
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Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates with team mates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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