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Mid-Ohio: Practice 3 times

Josef Newgarden set the top time in the final practice session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course before qualifying gets underway for Sunday's Honda Indy 200.
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing's Josef Newgarden ended up top of the timesheets in the third practice session at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the final opportunity for the teams and drivers to work on their set-ups before qualifying gets underway for Sunday's race.

Newgarden's time of 1:06.6536s (121.956mph) on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course was significantly slower than the laps posted on Friday, but was still enough to leave him top by seven hundredths of a second from Marco Andretti when red flags put a premature end to the 45-minute session.

Two separate incidents caused the curtailment, with Penske's Will Power off in the gravel at turn 1 in the #12 Verizon car, and James Hinchcliffe simultaneously into the tyres at turn 12 in the #27 Go.Daddy.com Andretti Autosport machine.

There had also been two earlier stoppages, the first being for Takuma Sato making contact with the tyres in turn 2 at the very start of the session. The the #14 AJ Foyt Racing car was able to make it back to pit road, it meant Sato was unable to complete a genuine fast lap and once again missed out on track time having been sidelined by gearbox problems on Friday.

The other red flag was for Charlie Kimball, who spun to a stop in turn 1 halfway through the session while on his very first lap. He climbed out of the car and was unable to take any further part in practice.

Practice 3 times

1. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR (H) 121.956mph 1:06.6536s (12 laps)
2. #25 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 121.826mph 1:06.7244s + 0.0708s (11 laps)
3. #5 EJ Viso Andretti-HVM (C) 121.809mph 1:06.7339s + 0.0803s (8 laps)
4. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) 121.723mph 1:06.7810s + 0.1274s (8 laps)
5. #19 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) 121.432mph 1:06.9410s + 0.2874s (13 laps)
6. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 121.412mph 1:06.9524s + 0.2988s (5 laps)
7. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) 121.398mph 1:06.9599s + 0.3063s (6 laps)
8. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) 121.184mph 1:07.0782s + 0.4246s (7 laps)
9. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing (C) 121.182mph 1:07.0794s + 0.4258s (7 laps)
10. #78 Simona De Silvestro KV Racing (C) 121.173mph 1:07.0841s + 0.4305s (12 laps)
11. #4 Oriol Servià Panther (C) 121.046mph 1:07.1549s + 0.5013s (10 laps)
12. #12 Will Power Penske (C) 120.881mph 1:07.2463s + 0.5927s (6 laps)
13. #55 Tristan Vautier Schmidt (H) 120.804mph 1:07.2890s + 0.6354s (12 laps)
14. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) 120.549mph 1:07.4313s + 0.7777s (8 laps)
15. #6 Sebastian Saavedra Dragon (C) 120.275mph 1:07.5849s + 0.9313s (17 laps)
16. #15 Graham Rahal RLL (H) 120.089mph 1:07.6899s + 1.0363s (13 laps)
17. #18 James Davison Dale Coyne (H) 119.988mph 1:07.7466s + 1.0930s (18 laps)
18. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) 119.977mph 1:07.7529s + 1.0993s (12 laps)
19. #16 James Jakes RLL (H) 119.950mph 1:07.7681s + 1.1145s (18 laps)
20. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 119.251mph 1:08.1657s + 1.5121s (3 laps)
21. #98 Luca Filippi BHA (H) 118.606mph 1:08.5362s + 1.8826s (3 laps)
22. #20 Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter (C) 118.534mph 1:08.5779s + 1.9243s (17 laps)
23. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) 115.592mph 1:10.3230s + 3.6694s (1 laps)
24. #14 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt (H) 107.674mph 1:15.4948s + 8.8412s (2 laps)

Total laps: 229



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Josef Newgarden during practice at St Petersburg, Florida - March 2013. (Photo Credit: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Alexander Rossi - Andretti Autosport
Alexander Rossi - Andretti Autosport [credit: Walter Kuhn]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [Credit: IndyCar]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [Credit: Jim Haines/IndyCar]
Marco Andretti - Andretti Autosport [credit: Chris Owens]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Richard Dowdy)
Ryan Hunter-Reay - Andretti Autosport   [pic credit: IndyCar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
James Hinchcliffe   [pic credit: Indycar Media/Chris Owens]
Marco Andretti - Andretti Autosport   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Joe Skibinski]
Oriol Servia in his pit stand following practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Takuma Sato poses for a photograph during the autograph session in the St. Petersburg Fan Village (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Takuma Sato on course during qualifications for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates capturing the pole with the fastest lap Saturday, March 12, 2016 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. The four Penske Chevrolet`s were the fastest in qualifying and Chevrolet had the five fastest cars. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 captures the pole with the fastest lap Saturday, March 12, 2016 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. The four Penske Chevrolet`s were the fastest in qualifying and Chevrolet had the five fastest cars. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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