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Long Beach - Friday practice times

A cold and breezy Long Beach with a track still drying from earlier rain meant a subdued day of practice on Friday for the IZOD IndyCar Series teams and drivers.
Marco Andretti topped the timesheets in the first practice session on the streets of Long Beach on Friday morning, with a time of 1:17.2298s (91.737mph) on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit.

The second practice session was a wash-out, with the only runs consisting of a single tentative installation lap from Dario Franchitti, and his Ganassi team mate Scott Dixon crashing on his first lap out of the pit lane

See full report.

Practice 1

1. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 91.737mph 1m 17.2298s (11 laps)
2. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 90.895mph 1m 17.9448s + 0.7150s (7 laps)
3. #14 Mike Conway (H) 90.553mph 1m 18.2396s + 1.0098s (6 laps)
4. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 89.432mph 1m 19.2201s + 1.9903s (5 laps)
5. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 89.030mph 1m 19.5781s + 2.3483s (13 laps)
6. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 88.996mph 1m 19.6077s + 2.3779s (4 laps)
7. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 88.909mph 1m 19.6864s + 2.4566s (6 laps)
8. #5 EJ Viso (C) 88.507mph 1m 20.0477s + 2.8179s (10 laps)
9. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 87.608mph 1m 20.8696s + 3.6398s (12 laps)
10. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 87.582mph 1m 20.8931s + 3.6633s (13 laps)
11. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (L) 87.573mph 1m 20.9018s + 3.6720s (12 laps)
12. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 87.560mph 1m 20.9135s + 3.6837s (19 laps)
13. #12 Will Power (C) 87.230mph 1m 21.2195s + 3.9897s (8 laps)
14. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 85.645mph 1m 22.7224s + 5.4926s (7 laps)
15. #22 Oriol Servia (L) 85.131mph 1m 23.2228s + 5.9930s (7 laps)
16. #98 Alex Tagliani (L) 84.112mph 1m 24.2307s + 7.0009s (3 laps)
17. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 83.852mph 1m 24.4915s + 7.2617s (7 laps)
18. #6 Katherine Legge (L) 82.657mph 1m 25.7130s + 8.4832s (11 laps)
19. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) No time (1 lap)

Total Laps: 162

Practice 2

1. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 56.572mph 2m 05.2335s (1 lap)
2. #9 Scott Dixon (H) No time (1 lap)



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Andretti Autosport team mates James Hinchcliffe and Marco Andretti confer during pre-season testing at Sebring. March 2012. [Photo Credit: Michael Levitt - LAT for IndyCar Media]
Graham Rahal waits on pit lane prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal apexes Turn 1 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal through the chicane during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal enters Turn 11 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power at St Petersburg. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud at St Petersburg. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud at St Petersburg. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud at St Petersburg. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud rolls toward the chicane during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud heads toward Turn 2 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud enters Turn 11 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe in the St. Petersburg paddock following practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Francesco Dracone waits on pit lane prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sets up for Turn 11 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The Andretti Autosport team go to work on Ryan Hunter-Reay`s car on pit lane in St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on track at St Petersburg in first practice on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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