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Texas: Practice 2 times

Scott Dixon put in the best performance in the early evening final practice at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, ahead of tonight's Firestone 550k race.
Ganassi's Scott Dixon posted the best lap seen so far by the IndyCar field at Texas Motor Speedway, with a speed of 216.139mph (24.2344s) easily faster than AJ Foyt Racing's Mike Conway in second.

Race polesitter Alex Tagliani was still looking in fine form in third position on the timesheets, and Takuma Sato was fourth fastest but appeared to suffer a big engine failure toward the end of the half hour session, which brought proceedings to an early conclusion.

Practice 2 times

1. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 216.139mph 24.2344s (34 laps)
2. #14 Mike Conway (H) 215.349mph 24.3233s + 0.0889s (34 laps)
3. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 215.148mph 24.3460s + 0.1116s (12 laps)
4. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 214.531mph 24.4161s + 0.1817s (28 laps)
5. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 214.529mph 24.4163s + 0.1819s (23 laps)
6. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 213.822mph 24.4970s + 0.2626s (23 laps)
7. #12 Will Power (C) 213.377mph 24.5481s + 0.3137s (35 laps)
8. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 213.218mph 24.5664s + 0.3320s (24 laps)
9. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 213.066mph 24.5839s + 0.3495s (19 laps)
10. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 213.009mph 24.5905s + 0.3561s (23 laps)
11. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 212.818mph 24.6126s + 0.3782s (26 laps)
12. #5 EJ Viso (C) 212.571mph 24.6412s + 0.4068s (34 laps)
13. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 212.121mph 24.6935s + 0.4591s (19 laps)
14. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 211.961mph 24.7121s + 0.4777s (34 laps)
15. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 211.924mph 24.7164s + 0.4820s (27 laps)
16. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 211.842mph 24.7260s + 0.4916s (26 laps)
17. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 211.427mph 24.7745s + 0.5401s (35 laps)
18. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 211.333mph 24.7855s + 0.5511s (15 laps)
19. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 211.220mph 24.7988s + 0.5644s (39 laps)
20. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 210.958mph 24.8296s + 0.5952s (27 laps)
21. #19 James Jakes (H) 210.512mph 24.8822s + 0.6478s (19 laps)
22. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 210.481mph 24.8858s + 0.6514s (24 laps)
23. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 209.810mph 24.9654s + 0.7310s (23 laps)
24. #6 Katherine Legge (C) 208.260mph 25.1512s + 0.9168s (27 laps)
25. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 191.062mph 27.4152s + 3.1808s (2 laps)

Total Laps: 632
H = Honda, C = Chevrolet, L = Lotus



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Scott Dixon after winning P1 at IMS for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis Mile Race on Sunday May 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon after winning P1 at IMS for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis Mile Race on Sunday May 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon after winning P1 at IMS for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis Mile Race on Sunday May 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon leaves for his qualifying run for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis Mile Race on Sunday May 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins pole for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis Mile Race on Sunday May 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins pole for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis Mile Race on Sunday May 18 2015. (Photo by: Doug Mathews for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon car after winning pole for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis Mile Race on Sunday May 18 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
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Ed Carpenter`s car on the flat bed. Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 17 2015. (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter on track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Sunday May 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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