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Long Beach - Saturday practice 3

Multiple stoppages for a number of incidents made for a frustrating final practice session before this afternoon's qualifying for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Turn 5 proved to be astonishingly problematic for drivers getting their first taste of dry track conditions on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit at Long Beach, California.

James Hinchcliffe, Simona de Silvestro, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, S├ębastien Bourdais and James Jakes all had spins that caused track action to be halted during the hour-long session.

Practice 3

1. #12 Will Power (C) 100.131mph 1m 10.7553s (19 laps)
2. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 100.107mph 1m 10.7723s + 0.0170s (15 laps)
3. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 99.830mph 1m 10.9687s + 0.2134s (17 laps)
4. #5 EJ Viso (C) 99.774mph 1m 11.0087s + 0.2534s (18 laps)
5. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 99.750mph 1m 11.0258s + 0.2705s (14 laps)
6. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 99.641mph 1m 11.1032s + 0.3479s (18 laps)
7. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 99.639mph 1m 11.1045s + 0.3492s (20 laps)
8. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 99.623mph 1m 11.1162s + 0.3609s (7 laps)
9. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 99.368mph 1m 11.2987s + 0.5434s (18 laps)
10. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 99.271mph 1m 11.3683s + 0.6130s (13 laps)
11. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 99.200mph 1m 11.4196s + 0.6643s (16 laps)
12. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 98.877mph 1m 11.6523s + 0.8970s (18 laps)
13. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 98.867mph 1m 11.6598s + 0.9045s (22 laps)
14. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 98.585mph 1m 11.8648s + 1.1095s (15 laps)
15. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 98.408mph 1m 11.9944s + 1.2391s (14 laps)
16. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 98.316mph 1m 12.0616s + 1.3063s (14 laps)
17. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 98.123mph 1m 12.2033s + 1.4480s (16 laps)
18. #14 Mike Conway (H) 97.910mph 1m 12.3602s + 1.6049s (16 laps)
19. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (L) 97.872mph 1m 12.3886s + 1.6333s (17 laps)
20. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 97.862mph 1m 12.3955s + 1.6402s (13 laps)
21. #98 Alex Tagliani (L) 97.761mph 1m 12.4704s + 1.7151s (16 laps)
22. #22 Oriol Servia (L) 96.557mph 1m 13.3741s + 2.6188s (16 laps)
23. #19 James Jakes (H) 96.269mph 1m 13.5937s + 2.8384s (16 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 96.067mph 1m 13.7486s + 2.9933s (17 laps)
25. #6 Katherine Legge (L) 92.504mph 1m 16.5889s + 5.8336s (13 laps)
26. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) No time (0 laps)

Total Laps: 398



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James Hinchcliffe in the #27 GoDaddy.com Andretti Autosport Chevrolet during pre-season testing at Sebring. March 2012. [Photo Credit: Michael Levitt - LAT for IndyCar Media]
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Helio Castroneves celebrates on pit lane following his pole-winning effort for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves set up for Turn 1 during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan sets up for Turn 1 during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
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Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti, and Graham Rahal barrel into Turn 1 during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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Ryan Hunter-Reay on track during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais slides out of his Chevrolet machine following practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud waits outside his pit stand prior to practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power chats with his race engineer in the Team Penske pit stand following practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls down the frontstretch during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power streaks along the frontstretch during practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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