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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)
Juan Pablo Montoya celebrates winning the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg with third-place finisher Tony Kanaan (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6; and Tony Kanaan (right), driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6; celebrate with Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, who raced to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power finished second. Kanaan finished third. Chevrolet took the top six places in the first race of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power clash in the closing laps of the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal waits on pit lane prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal apexes Turn 1 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal through the chicane during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal enters Turn 11 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Saturday, March 28, 2015, winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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