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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)
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Scott Dixon at the Sonoma open test - Wednesday, August 21 2013 (Photo Credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 17, 2014 at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. Power has the driver championship points lead heading into the final two races of the season.  (Photo by Lesley Ann Miller/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 17, 2014 at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. Power has the driver championship points lead heading into the final two races of the season.  (Photo by Lesley Ann Miller/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Ryan Briscoe enters Turn 3 during practice for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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James Hinchcliffe flashes across the start/finish line during practice for the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a sixth-place finish Sunday, August 3, 2014 during the IndyCar Series race at Mid Ohio Raceway in Lexington, Ohio. The finish was good enough for Power to retake the drivers points championship lead from teammate Helio Castroneves. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon (right), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 3, 2014 during the IndyCar Series race at Mid Ohio Raceway in Lexington, Ohio. Sebastien Bourdais (left), driver of the #11 Hydroxycut KVC Racing Technology Chevrolet IndyCar V6, finished second. It`s Dixon`s first victory of the season. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates his victory Sunday, August 3, 2014 during the IndyCar Series race at Mid Ohio Raceway in Lexington, Ohio. It`s Dixon`s first victory of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 celebrates his victory Sunday, August 3, 2014 during the IndyCar Series race at Mid Ohio Raceway in Lexington, Ohio. It`s Dixon`s first victory of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
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