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Sebring - Test times - March 9

Ganassi topped the timesheets again on Friday, with Dario Franchitti fastest in the morning but Scott Dixon once again proving the fastest driver of the day.
Target Ganassi proved themselves the team to beat in testing at Sebring International Raceway, with Dario Franchitti's time of 52.1464s (115.291mph) fastest in the morning but Scott Dixon once agin the only driver all week to dip under the 52s mark on the 1.67-mile, 11-turn short road course when he posted a time of 51.7938s (116.076mph) in the afternoon session.

New boy Rubens Barrichello continued to impress the IndyCar field, posting the second fastest time in the morning with a lap of 52.1615s (115.257mph) which put him as the third fastest man man of the day overall, well ahead of his established KV Racing technology team mates EJ Viso and Tony Kanaan.

Lotus Dragon Racing's Sebastien Bourdais finally got some track time in, taking over Katherine Legge's #6 car for the morning session and achieving 69 laps before lunch. Legge herself put another 45 laps on the clock in the afternoon in an encouraging shakedown for the team.

Friday morning session

1. #10 Dario Franchitti Honda 115.291mph 52.1464s (51 laps)
2. #8 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet 115.257mph 52.1615s + 0.0151s (34 laps)
3. #4 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet 115.157mph 52.2068s + 0.0604s (36 laps)
4. #9 Scott Dixon Honda 115.124mph 52.2221s + 0.0757s (39 laps)
5. #14 Mike Conway Honda 114.771mph 52.3827s + 0.2363s (25 laps)
6. #15 Takuma Sato Honda 114.768mph 52.3841s + 0.2377s (64 laps)
7. #5 EJ Viso Chevrolet 114.082mph 52.6990s + 0.5526s (44 laps)
8. #67 Josef Newgarden Honda 113.791mph 52.8337s + 0.6873s (43 laps)
9. #83 Charlie Kimball Honda 113.699mph 52.8764s + 0.7300s (32 laps)
10. #98 Alex Tagliani Lotus 113.582mph 52.9308s + 0.7844s (50 laps)
11. #22 Oriol Servia Lotus 112.957mph 53.2237s + 1.0773s (57 laps)
12. #38 Graham Rahal Honda 112.949mph 53.2275s + 1.0811s (17 laps)
13. #6 Sebastien Bourdais Lotus 112.797mph 53.2993s + 1.1529s (69 laps)
14. #11 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet 112.373mph 53.5004s + 1.3540s (21 laps)
15. #20 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet 110.601mph 54.3574s + 2.2110s (32 laps)

Total Laps: 614

Friday afternoon session

1. #9 Scott Dixon Honda 116.076mph 51.7938s (52 laps)
2. #10 Dario Franchitti Honda 115.580mph 52.0157s + 0.2219s (54 laps)
3. #8 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet 115.119mph 52.2242s + 0.4304s (56 laps)
4. #14 Mike Conway Honda 115.119mph 52.2243s + 0.4305s (46 laps)
5. #38 Graham Rahal Honda 114.582mph 52.4692s + 0.6754s (38 laps)
6. #15 Takuma Sato Honda 114.396mph 52.5541s + 0.7603s (55 laps)
7. #4 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet 114.184mph 52.6518s + 0.8580s (66 laps)
8. #67 Josef Newgarden Honda 114.177mph 52.6551s + 0.8613s (34 laps)
9. #83 Charlie Kimball Honda 114.009mph 52.7328s + 0.9390s (28 laps)
10. #5 EJ Viso Chevrolet 113.874mph 52.7951s + 1.0013s (39 laps)
11. #22 Oriol Servia Lotus 113.610mph 52.9178s + 1.1240s (60 laps)
12. #11 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet 113.607mph 52.9195s + 1.1257s (47 laps)
13. #98 Alex Tagliani Lotus 113.113mph 53.1502s + 1.3564s (41 laps)
14. #20 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet 112.423mph 53.4764s + 1.6826s (27 laps)
15. #6 Katherine Legge Lotus 111.714mph 53.8161s + 2.0223s (45 laps)

Total Laps: 688
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Scott Dixon [Picture Credit: Brett Kelley for IndyCar Media]
Ganassi`s Dario Franchitti during pre-season testing at Sebring. March 2012. [Photo Credit: Michael Levitt - LAT for IndyCar Media]
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Graham Rahal in action in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal celebrates in victory lane after finishing second in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Circle following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden celebrates in victory lane after winning the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Circle following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal,and Scott Dixon hoist their trophies following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal,and Scott Dixon hoist their trophies following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Coke Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a third place finish Sunday, April 25, 2015 during the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Josef Newgarden, driver of the #67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates his victory Sunday, April 25, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. This is Newgarden`s first victory in the IndyCar series. (Photo by Gregg Ellman/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Josef Newgarden, driver of the #67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates his victory Sunday, April 25, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. This is Newgarden`s first victory in the IndyCar series. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Josef Newgarden, driver of the #67 Hartman Oil CFH Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, races to victory Sunday, April 25, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. This is Newgarden`s first victory in the IndyCar series. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Josef Newgarden celebrates his victory in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads the field down the frontstretch to start the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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