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Baltimore: Practice 2 times

Will Power topped the times in a shortened second practice session in Baltimore, as issues with bumps on the frontstraight continued to be the focus of the day's proceedings.
Penske's Will Power was back in charge and leading the times after the second practice session on Friday afternoon, ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix of Baltimore.

His lap of 1:21.0185s (90.646mph) on the 2.04-mile, 13-turn course temporary street course was almost half a second faster than Simon Pagenaud in second place. There was a brief red flag for smoke coming from the #28 car of Ryan Hunter-Reay, which appeared to be from a minor brake fire.

The session had initially been planned to last for an hour but was reduced to 30 minutes, as problems with a section of the front straightaway had caused the curtailment of the morning practice session after cars were launched into the air over the railroad tracks intersecting the course.

Organisers placed a temporary tyre wall chicane to divert drivers around the problem area. After attempts to grind down the bumps proved unsatisfactory, it was decided that overnight construction work would be undertaken to place a proper chicane in time for Saturday practice and qualifying sessions.

Practice 2 times

1. #12 Will Power (C) 90.646mph 1:21.0185s (14 laps)
2. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 90.123mph 1:21.4883s + 0.4698s (13 laps)
3. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 89.867mph 1:21.7211s + 0.7026s (14 laps)
4. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 89.649mph 1:21.9194s + 0.9009s (13 laps)
5. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 89.644mph 1:21.9236s + 0.9051s (11 laps)
6. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 89.639mph 1:21.9288s + 0.9103s (13 laps)
7. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 89.532mph 1:22.0263s + 1.0078s (11 laps)
8. #14 Mike Conway (H) 89.444mph 1:22.1075s + 1.0890s (15 laps)
9. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 89.424mph 1:22.1254s + 1.1069s (11 laps)
10. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 89.208mph 1:22.3243s + 1.3058s (14 laps)
11. #5 EJ Viso (C) 89.205mph 1:22.3276s + 1.3091s (11 laps)
12. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 89.177mph 1:22.3529s + 1.3344s (10 laps)
13. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 89.029mph 1:22.4897s + 1.4712s (8 laps)
14. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 88.955mph 1:22.5584s + 1.5399s (13 laps)
15. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 88.907mph 1:22.6031s + 1.5846s (13 laps)
16. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 88.852mph 1:22.6543s + 1.6358s (12 laps)
17. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 88.672mph 1:22.8225s + 1.8040s (13 laps)
18. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 88.575mph 1:22.9129s + 1.8944s (10 laps)
19. #19 James Jakes (H) 88.531mph 1:22.9542s + 1.9357s (13 laps)
20. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 88.362mph 1:23.1126s + 2.0941s (13 laps)
21. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 88.337mph 1:23.1360s + 2.1175s (11 laps)
22. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 88.308mph 1:23.1635s + 2.1450s (10 laps)
23. #67 Bruno Junqueira (H) 87.821mph 1:23.6249s + 2.6064s (17 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 87.580mph 1:23.8550s + 2.8365s (16 laps)
25. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 86.777mph 1:24.6311s + 3.6126s (12 laps)

Total Laps: 311



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Takuma Sato at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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