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Iowa: Practice 2 times

Marco Andretti booked his way into the top eight pole shootout qualifying heat at Iowa, alongside championship favourites Will Power, James Hinchcliffe and Dario Franchitti.
Marco Andretti confirmed that he's the man to beat today at Iowa Speedway, as he put in a lap of 186.041mph (17.2994s) on just his eighth time around the 0.875-mile oval track on Friday afternoon in second practice.

No one could match him, although Dario Franchitti put in a surprise late effort to go second just 0.0304s off Marco's time. That means that both men will compete in the third and final qualifying heat on Friday evening which will set the front four rows of the grid for Saturday night's race.

The order at the end of practice now determines the make up of the 'heat' races that take place starting from 6.15pm local time (12.15am BST). The Iowa Corn Indy 250 itself takes place on Saturday at 9pm local time (3am BST Sunday morning.)

Practice 2 times

1. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 186.041mph 17.2994s (43 laps)
2. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 185.715mph 17.3298s + 0.0304s (57 laps)
3. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 185.713mph 17.3300s + 0.0306s (20 laps)
4. #12 Will Power (C) 185.512mph 17.3487s + 0.0493s (24 laps)
5. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 185.383mph 17.3608s + 0.0614s (28 laps)
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 184.824mph 17.4133s + 0.1139s (47 laps)
7. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 184.727mph 17.4225s + 0.1231s (34 laps)
8. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 184.634mph 17.4312s + 0.1318s (55 laps)
9. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 184.591mph 17.4353s + 0.1359s (45 laps)
10. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 184.391mph 17.4542s + 0.1548s (61 laps)
11. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 184.315mph 17.4614s + 0.1620s (45 laps)
12. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 184.148mph 17.4772s + 0.1778s (54 laps)
13. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 184.072mph 17.4845s + 0.1851s (44 laps)
14. #5 EJ Viso (C) 183.972mph 17.4940s + 0.1946s (39 laps)
15. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 183.781mph 17.5121s + 0.2127s (59 laps)
16. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 183.467mph 17.5421s + 0.2427s (39 laps)
17. #19 James Jakes (H) 183.225mph 17.5653s + 0.2659s (48 laps)
18. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 183.101mph 17.5772s + 0.2778s (45 laps)
19. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 182.912mph 17.5953s + 0.2959s (48 laps)
20. #14 Mike Conway (H) 182.585mph 17.6269s + 0.3275s (47 laps)
21. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 181.993mph 17.6842s + 0.3848s (54 laps)
22. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 181.820mph 17.7010s + 0.4016s (37 laps)
23. #6 Katherine Legge (C) 181.086mph 17.7728s + 0.4734s (62 laps)
24. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 180.714mph 17.8094s + 0.5100s (62 laps)
25. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 175.269mph 18.3626s + 1.0632s (57 laps)

Total laps: 1154

Heat 1
Will set positions 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24 on the grid.

1. Graham Rahal
2. Josef Newgarden
3. EJ Viso
4. JR Hildebrand
5. Oriol Servia
6. Mike Conway
7. Ed Carpenter
8. Takuma Sato

Heat 2
Will set positions 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25 on the grid.

1. Rubens Barrichello
2. Alex Tagliani
3. Justin Wilson
4. Tony Kanaan
5. James Jakes
6. Charlie Kimball
7. Simon Pagenaud
8. Katherine Legge
9. Simona de Silvestro

Heat 3
Will set positions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 on the grid.

1. Marco Andretti
2. Dario Franchitti
3. Helio Castroneves
4. Will Power
5. Ryan Briscoe
6. James Hinchcliffe
7. Ryan Hunter-Reay
8. Scott Dixon



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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)
Mikhail Aleshin waits on pitlane prior to practice at Long Beach (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)
Jack Hawksworth enters the hairpin during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote 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, 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)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads James Hinchcliffe during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway (centre), driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory with champagne Sunday, April 13, 2014 after winning the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. Will Power (right), driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, finished second. (Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway enters the fountain turn complex during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway in the fountain turn during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway rolls out for practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway in the hairpin during practice at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchliffe (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on track (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay around the fountain turn during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)

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