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Mid-Ohio: Practice 2 times

Honours in the second 45-minute practice session at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course went to Penske's Will Power, who just edged Ganassi's Scott Dixon for the top spot in the afternoon.
Scott Dixon was denied a second appearance at the top of the practice timesheets at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, after Penske's Will Power posted a late effort of 1:05.4332s (124.231mph) which was a slender 0.0137s faster than the Ganassi.

Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay was himself less than seven tenths off Power's lap as he claimed third place in the final places at the end of Friday's two practice outings ahead of Dario Franchitti.

There was also an impressive showing from new boy Luca Filippi, who posted the fifth fastest time of the afternoon as he heads into his first race weekend with Barracuda Racing/Bryan Herta Autosport in the #98 car in place of Alex Tagliani. Filippi was just three tenths off Power's time.

The session saw two red flag stoppages, the first being for James Hinchcliffe running off the track at turn 9 just a few minutes into the session, and the second for Tony Kanaan straying off course and running into the tyre wall at turn 12 at the midway point. They weren't the only drivers to go off-roading, with Simon Pagenaud, Graham Rahal and even pacesetter Will Power also heading off the track at some stage during the session.

An engine issue prevented Dale Coyne Racing's Justin Wilson from turning more than a token number of trouble-shooting installation laps. Takuma Sato also ran only nine laps in the afternoon, after suffering from gearbox issues.

Practice 2 times

1. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 124.231mph 1:05.4332s (19 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 124.205mph 1:05.4469s + 0.0137s (16 laps)
3. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 124.100mph 1:05.5018s + 0.0686s (15 laps)
4. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 123.722mph 1:05.7019s + 0.2687s (20 laps)
5. #98 Luca Filippi BHA (H) 123.658mph 1:05.7364s + 0.3032s (20 laps)
6. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 123.596mph 1:05.7692s + 0.3360s (19 laps)
7. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 123.576mph 1:05.7796s + 0.3464s (16 laps)
8. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 123.549mph 1:05.7939s + 0.3607s (19 laps)
9. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 123.416mph 1:05.8653s + 0.4321s (20 laps)
10. #78 Simona De Silvestro KV Racing (C) 123.404mph 1:05.8714s + 0.4382s (17 laps)
11. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 123.295mph 1:05.9295s + 0.4963s (20 laps)
12. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 123.272mph 1:05.9422s + 0.5090s (24 laps)
13. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 123.122mph 1:06.0223s + 0.5891s (20 laps)
14. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 122.999mph 1:06.0886s + 0.6554s (14 laps)
15. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 122.981mph 1:06.0979s + 0.6647s (20 laps)
16. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM (C) 122.962mph 1:06.1083s + 0.6751s (18 laps)
17. #4 Oriol Servià Panther (C) 122.916mph 1:06.1330s + 0.6998s (21 laps)
18. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 122.710mph 1:06.2438s + 0.8106s (24 laps)
19. #18 James Davison Dale Coyne (H) 122.296mph 1:06.4680s + 1.0348s (23 laps)
20. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 122.089mph 1:06.5809s + 1.1477s (18 laps)
21. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 122.009mph 1:06.6246s + 1.1914s (15 laps)
22. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 120.756mph 1:07.3160s + 1.8828s (9 laps)
23. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 119.978mph 1:07.7526s + 2.3194s (19 laps)
24. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 115.479mph 1:10.3923s + 4.9591s (4 laps)

Total laps: 430



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Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finished third during qualifying Friday, July 12, 2013 for Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series Race One in the Streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Abbott for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, Driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the pole with the fastest qualifying time Friday, August 29, 2014, for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Castroneves will start in the front row with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second fastest.  (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, Driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates with his daughter Mikaella after winning the pole with the fastest qualifying time Friday, August 29, 2014, for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Castroneves will start in the front row with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second fastest.  (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, Driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the pole with the fastest qualifying time Friday, August 29, 2014, for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Castroneves will start in the front row with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second fastest. (Photo by Gregg Ellman/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, Driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the pole with the fastest qualifying time Friday, August 29, 2014, for Saturday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Castroneves will start in the front row with teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second fastest. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves in his pit stand following practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in action during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in action during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud crosses the line at Fontana during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits in his pit stand prior to practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Briscoe go wheel-to-wheel during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon streaks across the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon crosses the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits on pit lane prior to the evening Open Test session at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to track activity during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon leaves pit lane (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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