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Texas: Practice 1 times

Marco Andretti topped the times in the first practice session of the Firestone 550 at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Marco Andretti set the pace at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday afternoon at the end of 75 minutes of practice for the IZOD IndyCar field at the 1.5-mile oval.

His lap of 24.0330s (217.950mph) was 0.0412s faster than Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan who was second fastest in the session. There were no significant incidents, with the only stoppages the result of a debris clean-up and track inspections.

Qualifying takes place at 3.30pm local time, 9.30pm BST and takes the traditional IndyCar format of a two-lap speed trial for each competitor in turn.

An additional half hour practice at dusk will then allow the teams to work on race trims for the Saturday evening Firestone 550.

Practice 1 times

1. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 217.950mph 24.0330s (43 laps)
2. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 217.577mph 24.0742s + 0.0412s (41 laps)
3. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 216.938mph 24.1452s + 0.1122s (55 laps)
4. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 216.825mph 24.1577s + 0.1247s (49 laps)
5. #78 Simona De Silvestro KV Racing (C) 216.758mph 24.1652s + 0.1322s (28 laps)
6. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 216.713mph 24.1702s + 0.1372s (52 laps)
7. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA (H) 216.703mph 24.1713s + 0.1383s (37 laps)
8. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 216.450mph 24.1996s + 0.1666s (31 laps)
9. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 215.722mph 24.2812s + 0.2482s (36 laps)
10. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 215.549mph 24.3007s + 0.2677s (35 laps)
11. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 215.478mph 24.3087s + 0.2757s (43 laps)
12. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM (C) 215.432mph 24.3139s + 0.2809s (32 laps)
13. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 214.850mph 24.3798s + 0.3468s (20 laps)
14. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 214.411mph 24.4297s + 0.3967s (44 laps)
15. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 214.401mph 24.4308s + 0.3978s (43 laps)
16. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 214.337mph 24.4382s + 0.4052s (45 laps)
17. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 214.313mph 24.4409s + 0.4079s (40 laps)
18. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 213.588mph 24.5239s + 0.4909s (23 laps)
19. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 213.215mph 24.5668s + 0.5338s (49 laps)
20. #4 Oriol Servià Panther (C) 212.818mph 24.6126s + 0.5796s (52 laps)
21. #18 Pippa Mann Dale Coyne (H) 211.722mph 24.7400s + 0.7070s (42 laps)
22. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 208.962mph 25.0667s + 1.0337s (62 laps)
23. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 208.648mph 25.1045s + 1.0715s (53 laps)
24. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 188.339mph 27.8116s + 3.7786s (14 laps)

Total laps: 969



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