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Iowa: Practice 1 times

Marco Andretti and Josef Newgarden topped the practice times on Friday morning, looking strong right from the start ahead of the innovative 'heats' qualifying format at Iowa.
Marco Andretti made the running early in first practice at Iowa Speedway, and finished top of the timesheets with a lap of 17.4126s (184.832mph), just 0.0332s faster than Josef Newgarden. Less than a tenth of a second covered the top six, and 24 of the 25 cars were well within a second of Andretti's fastest lap.

There were no incidents requiring caution flags during the 45 minute session on the 0.875-mile asphalt tri-oval track in Newton, Iowa.

The second practice session follows at 2.30pm local time (8.30pm BST). The order at the end of practice will then determine the make up of the 'heat' races that take place starting from 6.15pm local time (12.15am BST).

Practice 1 times

1. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 184.832mph 17.4126s (56 laps)
2. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 184.480mph 17.4458s + 0.0332s (50 laps)
3. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 184.179mph 17.4743s + 0.0617s (36 laps)
4. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 184.124mph 17.4795s + 0.0669s (63 laps)
5. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 183.800mph 17.5103s + 0.0977s (34 laps)
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 183.786mph 17.5117s + 0.0991s (55 laps)
7. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 183.695mph 17.5203s + 0.1077s (39 laps)
8. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 183.562mph 17.5330s + 0.1204s (61 laps)
9. #12 Will Power (C) 183.541mph 17.5350s + 0.1224s (70 laps)
10. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 182.845mph 17.6018s + 0.1892s (61 laps)
11. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 182.422mph 17.6426s + 0.2300s (40 laps)
12. #14 Mike Conway (H) 182.336mph 17.6509s + 0.2383s (41 laps)
13. #5 EJ Viso (C) 181.984mph 17.6851s + 0.2725s (30 laps)
14. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 181.909mph 17.6924s + 0.2798s (50 laps)
15. #19 James Jakes (H) 181.846mph 17.6985s + 0.2859s (36 laps)
16. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 181.776mph 17.7053s + 0.2927s (38 laps)
17. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 181.474mph 17.7348s + 0.3222s (62 laps)
18. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 180.852mph 17.7958s + 0.3832s (42 laps)
19. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 180.662mph 17.8145s + 0.4019s (35 laps)
20. #6 Katherine Legge (C) 180.462mph 17.8342s + 0.4216s (40 laps)
21. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 180.018mph 17.8782s + 0.4656s (49 laps)
22. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 179.474mph 17.9324s + 0.5198s (28 laps)
23. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 179.077mph 17.9722s + 0.5596s (49 laps)
24. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 178.001mph 18.0808s + 0.6682s (39 laps)
25. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 172.087mph 18.7022s + 1.2896s (37 laps)

Total Laps: 1141



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Marco Andretti. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt, LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Marco Andretti #26 Team RC Cola Andretti Autosport during practice for the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500. 12-27 May, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. (c) 2012 Dan R. Boyd, LAT Photo USA (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
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Josef Newgarden 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)
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)
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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)
Scott Dixon on course during qualifications for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon with his Coca-Cola Chevrolet following practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves rolls down pit lane during practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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