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Barber - Practice 4 times

Charlie Kimball set the pace in Sunday morning warm-up, the last chance for teams to fine-tune the cars ahead of this afternoon's race.
Ganassi driver Charlie Kimball clinched the top spot on the timing screens in Sunday warm-up, just seconds before the session came to a premature end following a spin by Ed Carpenter at the exit of turn 9 which triggered the session's sole red flag.

It's the first time that Kimball has topped an official race weekend session in his IZOD IndyCar Series career. On Sunday he was able to claim his best starting grid position to date with fifth place for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, which starts at 2.40pm local time (8.40pm BST) at Barber Motorsports Park.

Kimball's time of 1:09.0313s (119.946mph) on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn permanent road course was 0.1372 seconds ahead of Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing's Josef Newgarden. Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon were the next fastest cars on track, with Kanaan's KV Racing team mate Simona de Silvestro in fifth place after having earlier headed the timesheets at the midpoint of the half hour session.

Practice 4 times

1. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 119.946mph 1:09.0313s (18 laps)
2. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 119.708mph 1:09.1685s + 0.1372s (21 laps)
3. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 119.467mph 1:09.3080s + 0.2767s (12 laps)
4. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 119.287mph 1:09.4123s + 0.381s (17 laps)
5. #78 Simona de Silvestro KV Racing (C) 119.257mph 1:09.4301s + 0.3988s (17 laps)
6. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM (C) 119.247mph 1:09.4360s + 0.4047s (16 laps)
7. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 119.224mph 1:09.4493s + 0.418s (18 laps)
8. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 119.127mph 1:09.5059s + 0.4746s (21 laps)
9. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 118.648mph 1:09.7862s + 0.7549s (17 laps)
10. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 118.64mph 1:09.7912s + 0.7599s (17 laps)
11. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 118.618mph 1:09.8038s + 0.7725s (19 laps)
12. #2 AJ Allmendinger Penske (C) 118.278mph 1:10.0043s + 0.973s (21 laps)
13. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 118.04mph 1:10.1457s + 1.1144s (14 laps)
14. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 117.855mph 1:10.2556s + 1.2243s (18 laps)
15. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 117.512mph 1:10.4606s + 1.4293s (18 laps)
16. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 117.389mph 1:10.5349s + 1.5036s (18 laps)
17. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 117.24mph 1:10.6241s + 1.5928s (16 laps)
18. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 117.178mph 1:10.6615s + 1.6302s (15 laps)
19. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 117.146mph 1:10.6809s + 1.6496s (22 laps)
20. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 117.035mph 1:10.7478s + 1.7165s (13 laps)
21. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther (C) 116.994mph 1:10.7731s + 1.7418s (22 laps)
22. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 116.99mph 1:10.7753s + 1.744s (22 laps)
23. #22 Oriol Servià Panther/DRR (C) 116.767mph 1:10.9103s + 1.879s (19 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 116.576mph 1:11.0264s + 1.9951s (18 laps)
25. #18 Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne (H) 116.334mph 1:11.1744s + 2.1431s (18 laps)
26. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 116.233mph 1:11.2357s + 2.2044s (22 laps)

Total laps: 469



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Charlie Kimball at Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritsmacher for IndyCar Media)
Charlie Kimball at Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. (Photo Credit: Shawn Gritsmacher for IndyCar Media)
Charlie Kimball at Barber Motorsports Park for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Degree Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, raced to a sixth-place finish Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 races to a second-place finish Saturday, June 27, 2015, in the Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.  (Photo by Perry Nelson/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Marco Andretti, Tony Kanaan, and Graham Rahal go three-wide going into Turn 1 during the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Graham Rahal, Tony Kanaan, and Marco Andretti hoist their trophies on Victory Lane following the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on Saturday, June 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Graham Rahal, Tony Kanaan, and Marco Andretti hoist their trophies on Victory Lane following the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on Saturday, June 27 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon climbs into his car on pit road for his qualifying run during qualifications for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on pit lane after qualifications for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Hunter-Reay go side-by-side during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti go side-by-side during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon enters Turn 3 during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon on pit lane following practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, Ed Carpenter, and Tony Kanaan go three-wide during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Josef Newgarden, and Sebastien Bourdais mix it up on the frontstretch during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power crosses the start/finish line during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe on course during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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