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Indy 500: Practice 6 times

Scott Dixon was the second driver of the week - and the only car of the day - to top 223mph as practice for the 2012 Indianapolis 500 completed its sixth day on Thursday.
Ganassi's Scott Dixon went to the top of the timesheets for the first time in 2012 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, only the second man to post a lap speed in excess of 223mph this week.

All four Ganassi cars were in the top ten on Thursday, while two of the three Penske cars also started to move into position ready for this weekend's qualifying battle for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Josef Newgarden refused to let the experienced big names to hustle him aside, however, and the Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing rookie once again finished at the sharp event in second place just 0.0687s off Dixon's best lap. Another Indy 500 rookie - AJ Foyt Racing's Wade Cunningham - also impressed by breaking into the top ten by the end of the shortened five-hour practice session.

Dragon Racing was finally able to take to the track on Thursday after completing their engine deal with Chevrolet for the Indy 500 event following their split from Lotus. Sebastien Bourdais quickly notched up a time of 214.715mph during the afternoon session, while Katherine Legge had to wait for a specially organised opportunity to run solo laps to get phases 1 and 2 of her Rookie Orientation Program complete, which duly allows her to take part in the full session on Fast Friday.

A full report and driver quotes from practice 6 are available.

Practice 6

1. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 223.088mph 40.3428s(88 laps)
2. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 222.709mph 40.4115s + 0.0687s (40 laps)
3. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 222.080mph 40.5259s + 0.1831s (51 laps)
4. #12 Will Power (C) 221.932mph 40.5529s + 0.2101s (70 laps)
5. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 221.715mph 40.5927s + 0.2499s (48 laps)
6. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 221.510mph 40.6302s + 0.2874s (68 laps)
7. #41 Wade Cunningham (H) 221.450mph 40.6413s + 0.2985s (9 laps)
8. #50 Dario Franchitti (H) 221.344mph 40.6606s + 0.3178s (82 laps)
9. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 221.321mph 40.6649s + 0.3221s (62 laps)
10. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 221.022mph 40.7200s + 0.3772s (30 laps)
11. #14 Mike Conway (H) 220.900mph 40.7425s + 0.3997s (27 laps)
12. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 220.695mph 40.7803s + 0.4375s (77 laps)
13. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 220.643mph 40.7899s + 0.4471s (64 laps)
14. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 220.598mph 40.7982s + 0.4554s (62 laps)
15. #39 Bryan Clauson (H) 220.489mph 40.8184s + 0.4756s (46 laps)
16. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 220.167mph 40.8781s + 0.5353s (48 laps)
17. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 219.900mph 40.9277s + 0.5849s (47 laps)
18. #19 James Jakes (H) 219.826mph 40.9414s + 0.5986s (42 laps)
19. #25 Ana Beatriz (C) 219.604mph 40.9828s + 0.6400s (14 laps)
20. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 219.432mph 41.0149s + 0.6721s (54 laps)
21. #30 Michel Jourdain (H) 219.152mph 41.0673s + 0.7245s (92 laps)
22. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 219.095mph 41.0781s + 0.7353s (64 laps)
23. #5 EJ Viso (C) 218.550mph 41.1806s + 0.8378s (67 laps)
24. #99 Townsend Bell (H) 218.528mph 41.1846s + 0.8418s (30 laps)
25. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 214.715mph 41.9161s + 1.5733s (21 laps)
26. #5 Tony Kanaan (C) 214.422mph 41.9734s + 1.6306s (4 laps)
27. #64 Jean Alesi (L) 207.489mph 43.3758s + 3.0330s (67 laps)
28. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 205.690mph 43.7552s + 3.4124s (15 laps)
29. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 146.386mph 61.4812s + 21.1384s (2 laps)

Total Laps: 1391
C=Chevy, H=Honda, L=Lotus

Combined practice times

1. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 223.676mph 40.2367s Practice 4 (181 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 223.088mph 40.3428s Practice 6 (311 laps)
3. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 222.785mph 40.3977s Practice 5 (280 laps)
4. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 222.080mph 40.5259s Practice 6 (264 laps)
5. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 222.025mph 40.5359s Practice 4 (251 laps)
6. #12 Will Power (C) 221.932mph 40.5529s Practice 6 (281 laps)
7. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 221.864mph 40.5653s Practice 4 (221 laps)
8. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 221.814mph 40.5746s Practice 4 (232 laps)
9. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 221.715mph 40.5927s Practice 6 (284 laps)
10. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 221.677mph 40.5997s Practice 4 (173 laps)
11. #50 Dario Franchitti (H) 221.623mph 40.6095s Practice 5 (269 laps)
12. #17 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 221.526mph 40.6272s Practice 2 (210 laps)
13. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 221.510mph 40.6302s Practice 6 (290 laps)
14. #41 Wade Cunningham (H) 221.450mph 40.6413s Practice 6 (165 laps)
15. #39 Bryan Clauson (H) 221.173mph 40.6922s Practice 2 (227 laps)
16. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 221.022mph 40.7200s Practice 6 (210 laps)
17. #14 Mike Conway (H) 220.900mph 40.7425s Practice 6 (199 laps)
18. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 220.856mph 40.7506s Practice 5 (269 laps)
19. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 220.703mph 40.7788s Practice 4 (209 laps)
20. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 220.643mph 40.7899s Practice 6 (284 laps)
21. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 220.305mph 40.8525s Practice 5 (199 laps)
22. #19 James Jakes (H) 219.826mph 40.9414s Practice 6 (273 laps)
23. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 219.802mph 40.9459s Practice 5 (246 laps)
24. #25 Ana Beatriz (C) 219.761mph 40.9536s Practice 5 (189 laps)
25. #99 Townsend Bell (H) 219.724mph 40.9605s Practice 5 (167 laps)
26. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 219.432mph 41.0149s Practice 6 (292 laps)
27. #30 Michel Jourdain (H) 219.280mph 41.0434s Practice 5 (327 laps)
28. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 219.095mph 41.0781s Practice 6 (287 laps)
29. #83T Charlie Kimball (H) 218.812mph 41.1312s Practice 2 (62 laps)
30. #5 EJ Viso (C) 218.550mph 41.1806s Practice 6 (289 laps)
31. #11T Tony Kanaan (C) 217.741mph 41.3335s Practice 1 (20 laps)
32. #9T Scott Dixon (H) 217.244mph 41.4281s Practice 1 (8 laps)
33. #8T Rubens Barrichello (C) 216.724mph 41.5274s Practice 3 (49 laps)
34. #50T Dario Franchitti (H) 215.896mph 41.6867s Practice 1 (19 laps)
35. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 214.745mph 41.9101s Practice 2 (12 laps)
36. #17 Marco Andretti (C) 214.737mph 41.9118s Practice 1 (4 laps)
37. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 214.715mph 41.9161s Practice 6 (21 laps)
38. #5 Tony Kanaan (C) 214.422mph 41.9734s Practice 6 (4 laps)
39. #8 Tony Kanaan (C) 213.664mph 42.1223s Practice 2 (5 laps)
40. #64 Jean Alesi (L) 211.516mph 42.5499s Practice 3 (222 laps)
41. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 210.315mph 42.7930s Practice 4 (150 laps)

Total Laps: 7655
C=Chevy, H=Honda, L=Lotus


Related Pictures

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Sebastien Bourdais (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt. LAT Photo (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Katherine Legge (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt. LAT Photo (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Scott Dixon during practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt. LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Mikhail Aleshin waits on pitlane prior to practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz waits on pit lane in Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The crew of Mikhail Aleshin go to work in the pits (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power and Carlos Munoz flank winner Mike Conway during their victory lap (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Huertas (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Jack Hawksworth enters the hairpin during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Huertas waits on pitlane prior to the start (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls out of pitlane during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz with a champagne surprise (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrating his victory (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrates victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrates victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway in action in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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