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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)
Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #11 Hydroxycut KVC Racing Technology Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the first of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Sebastien Bourdais chats with his team on pit lane during practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher  for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais exits Turn 8 during practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Owens  for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais passes by the Princes` Gate at Turn 1 during practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Eric Anderson  for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden walks the paddock prior to practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud enters Turn 4 during practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden waits on pit lane for practice to begin for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden enters Turn 4 during practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden in action (Photo by: Eric Anderson for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden in action (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter on track at Iowa (Photo by Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a fourteenth-place finish Saturday, July 13, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Power lost the championship points lead to teammate Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, who finished eighth. (Photo by Dan Streck/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, races to a third-place finish Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6, takes over the championship points lead with an eighth-place finish. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races teammate Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Dixon won the pole and finished in fourth-place. Kanaan led for most of the race and finished third. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6, took over the championship points lead with an eighth-place finish Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Brett Moist/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan lead the pack at the start of the Iowa Corn Indy 300 (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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