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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 V-6 IndyCar, celebrates winning the pole Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates winning the pole Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest, winning the pole Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves on track at Long Beach on Saturday April 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads teammate Simon Pagenaud on course during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on pit lane prior to practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves heads down the frontstretch during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - Saturday April 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves exits the hairpin turn during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Conor Daly at Long Beach for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Conor Daly at Long Beach for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Conor Daly at Long Beach for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves and team boss Roger Penske in conversation on pit lane during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves and team boss Roger Penske in conversation on pit lane during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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