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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)
Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske) celebrates winning the 2016 IndyCar title with victory at Sonoma   [pic credit: Chris Owens]
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Will Power - Team Penske
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to victory at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to pole at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Scott Dixon leads the Indycar field   [pic credit: Indycar media/Bret Kelley]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
Simon Penske - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar media/Bret Kelley]
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Joe Skibinski]
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]
Luca Filippi   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Penske  [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson Motorsports   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [credit: Chris Owens]

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