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Texas: Practice 2 times

Tony Kanaan set the fastest lap of the day in the second and final practice session at the Texas Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday's Firestone 550.
Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan topped the timesheets at the end of a final half-hour practice session at the high-banked 1.5-mile Texas Speedway on Friday with a time of 23.9670s (218.551mph). The KV Racing #11 was a tenth faster than Andretti Autosport's James Hinchcliffe.

Polesitter Will Power was just half a tenth further back, and Ganassi's Scott Dixon a similar margin behind him.

All 24 cars took part in the half-hour session, which was scheduled at dusk so that the IZOD IndyCar Series teams and drivers could work on race set-up for the evening and night race under the floodlights. AJ Foyt Racing's Takuma Sato was sixth after his car needed a gearbox change earlier in the day, while Sam Schmidt Motorsport duo Simon Pagenaud and Tristan Vautier shook down their new engines without incident. They will have ten place grid penalties for the start of the Firestone 550, as will KV Racing's Simona de Silvestro.

There were no stoppages of any kind during the final practice session.

Practice 2 times

1. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 218.551mph 23.9670s (Leader) (39 laps)
2. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 217.575mph 24.0745s + 0.1075s (34 laps)
3. #12 Will Power (C) 217.134mph 24.1234s + 0.1564s (52 laps)
4. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 216.710mph 24.1705s + 0.2035s (43 laps)
5. #16 James Jakes (H) 216.572mph 24.1859s + 0.2189s (42 laps)
6. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 215.658mph 24.2885s + 0.3215s (45 laps)
7. #78 Simona De Silvestro (C) 214.825mph 24.3826s + 0.4156s (38 laps)
8. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 214.787mph 24.3870s + 0.4200s (29 laps)
9. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 214.561mph 24.4126s + 0.4456s (54 laps)
10. #18 Pippa Mann (H) 213.708mph 24.5101s + 0.5431s (48 laps)
11. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 213.535mph 24.5299s + 0.5629s (39 laps)
12. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 213.464mph 24.5381s + 0.5711s (42 laps)
13. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 213.039mph 24.5871s + 0.6201s (42 laps)
14. #4 Oriol Servia (C) 212.829mph 24.6113s + 0.6443s (36 laps)
15. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 212.501mph 24.6493s + 0.6823s (42 laps)
16. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 212.287mph 24.6741s + 0.7071s (52 laps)
17. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 212.219mph 24.6820s + 0.7150s (40 laps)
18. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 211.163mph 24.8055s + 0.8385s (26 laps)
19. #5 EJ Viso (C) 210.960mph 24.8294s + 0.8624s (24 laps)
20. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 210.794mph 24.8489s + 0.8819s (47 laps)
21. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 210.491mph 24.8847s + 0.9177s (40 laps)
22. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 210.209mph 24.9180s + 0.9510s (45 laps)
23. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 210.143mph 24.9259s + 0.9589s (49 laps)
24. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 209.602mph 24.9902s + 1.0232s (35 laps)

Total Laps: 983

Combined practice times

1. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 218.551mph 23.9670s Practice Final (80 laps)
2. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 217.950mph 24.0330s Practice 1 (92 laps)
3. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 217.575mph 24.0745s Practice Final (77 laps)
4. #12 Will Power (C) 217.134mph 24.1234s Practice Final (107 laps)
5. #16 James Jakes (H) 216.825mph 24.1577s Practice 1 (91 laps)
6. #78 Simona De Silvestro (C) 216.758mph 24.1652s Practice 1 (66 laps)
7. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 216.713mph 24.1702s Practice 1 (91 laps)
8. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 216.710mph 24.1705s Practice Final (79 laps)
9. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 216.703mph 24.1713s Practice 1 (63 laps)
10. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 216.450mph 24.1996s Practice 1 (85 laps)
11. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 215.658mph 24.2885s Practice Final (68 laps)
12. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 215.549mph 24.3007s Practice 1 (64 laps)
13. #5 EJ Viso (C) 215.432mph 24.3139s Practice 1 (56 laps)
14. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 214.850mph 24.3798s Practice 1 (62 laps)
15. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 214.411mph 24.4297s Practice 1 (84 laps)
16. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 214.401mph 24.4308s Practice 1 (85 laps)
17. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 214.337mph 24.4382s Practice 1 (97 laps)
18. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 214.313mph 24.4409s Practice 1 (82 laps)
19. #18 Pippa Mann (H) 213.708mph 24.5101s Practice Final (90 laps)
20. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 213.215mph 24.5668s Practice 1 (94 laps)
21. #4 Oriol Servia (C) 212.829mph 24.6113s Practice Final (88 laps)
22. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 212.219mph 24.6820s Practice Final (102 laps)
23. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 210.794mph 24.8489s Practice Final (100 laps)
24. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 209.602mph 24.9902s Practice Final (49 laps)

Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 1952



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Tony Kanaan`s new livery on display on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway - June 7, 2013. (Photo Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media.)
Tony Kanaan on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway - June 7, 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media.)
Tony Kanaan running in final practice under the floodlights on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway - June 7, 2013. (Photo Credit: John Cote 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)
Will Power and Takuma Sato crash out during the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power crashes out during the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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)

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