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Sonoma: Sunday warm-up times

In the final track opportunity before the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday afternoon, Scott Dixon claimed the honours for Ganassi ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay.
Ganassi continued to set the pace in the final practice session at Sonoma Raceway before the green flag comes out for the start of the 85-lap GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday afternoon.

Instead of pole winner Dario Franchitti (who ended the session fifth fastest) it was his team mate and fellow front row man Scott Dixon who topped the final half-hour practice of the weekend with a time of 1:18.9674s (108.728mph)

That putt the Kiwi almost half a second faster than Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay, was was in turn a similar margin ahead of his team mate Marco Andretti and KV Racing Technology's Tony Kanaan.

There were no significant incidents or stoppages during the warm-up. However, only 24 cars participated in the session, as the Dale Coyne Racing team was forced to spend the time changing out the engine in the #18 car.

Not only did that deprive James Davison some valuable time in the car ahead of only his second IZOD IndyCar Series race outing, the unapproved engine change also means a ten-place grid drop for the start of the race. As a result, Davison will give up his 21st place on the grid and will now start from the back row.

Sunday warm-up times

1. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 108.728mph 1:18.9674s (17 laps)
2. #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 108.130mph 1:19.4041s + 0.4367s (16 laps)
3. #25 Marco Andretti (C) 107.442mph 1:19.9130s + 0.9456s (15 laps)
4. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 107.411mph 1:19.9361s + 0.9687s (15 laps)
5. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 107.234mph 1:20.0677s + 1.1003s (15 laps)
6. #12 Will Power (C) 107.209mph 1:20.0869s + 1.1195s (20 laps)
7. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 107.188mph 1:20.1026s + 1.1352s (17 laps)
8. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 107.034mph 1:20.2174s + 1.2500s (14 laps)
9. #5 EJ Viso (C) 106.898mph 1:20.3199s + 1.3525s (15 laps)
10. #19 Justin Wilson (H) 106.834mph 1:20.3673s + 1.3999s (17 laps)
11. #4 Ryan Briscoe (C) 106.740mph 1:20.4385s + 1.4711s (18 laps)
12. #55 Tristan Vautier (H) 106.675mph 1:20.4877s + 1.5203s (16 laps)
13. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 106.648mph 1:20.5080s + 1.5406s (17 laps)
14. #15 Graham Rahal (H) 106.609mph 1:20.5372s + 1.5698s (17 laps)
15. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 106.565mph 1:20.5702s + 1.6028s (21 laps)
16. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 106.416mph 1:20.6830s + 1.7156s (15 laps)
17. #14 Takuma Sato (H) 106.376mph 1:20.7140s + 1.7466s (12 laps)
18. #16 James Jakes (H) 106.299mph 1:20.7720s + 1.8046s (15 laps)
19. #98 JR Hildebrand (H) 105.847mph 1:21.1170s + 2.1496s (17 laps)
20. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) 105.838mph 1:21.1240s + 2.1566s (18 laps)
21. #6 Sebastian Saavedra (C) 105.786mph 1:21.1635s + 2.1961s (17 laps)
22. #78 Simona De Silvestro (C) 105.704mph 1:21.2267s + 2.2593s (18 laps)
23. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 104.949mph 1:21.8113s + 2.8439s (15 laps)
24. #97 Lucas Luhr (H) 104.908mph 1:21.8434s + 2.8760s (16 laps)

Total Laps: 393



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Ryan Hunter-Reay, driver of the #1 Andretti Autosport Chevrolet, qualified 4th Saturday, August 24, 2013 for Sunday`s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Hunter-Reay at the Sonoma open test - Wednesday, August 21 2013 (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Dario Franchitti during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway on Friday, August 23 2013 (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
James Davison at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 - Friday, August 2 2013. (Photo Credit: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
James Davison at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 - Friday, August 2 2013. (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon at the Sonoma open test - Wednesday, August 21 2013 (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais with his son after winning Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
The red flag is waived halting attempts to start Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway and Team Owner Ed Carpenter celebrate victory in Race 2 of the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais gets a congratulatory hug from team co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven after winning Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Chevrolet sweeps the podium with winner Mike Conway (center), driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrating his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. Tony Kanaan (left), driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet celebrates his second-place finish. Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet celebrates his third-place finish. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag while racing to victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway on his way to victory in the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway jumps for joy after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway with the winner`s flag after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway, Tony Kanaan and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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