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06/09/12
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Dixon tops final IndyCar practice
Scott Dixon
Tim Wohlford/AR1.com
Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon ran the fastest lap during Friday evening’s final IZOD IndyCar Series practice for the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Dixon (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda), who qualified fourth earlier in the day, posted a top lap of 215.795 mph during the final 30-minute practice session in preparation for Saturday night’s Firestone 550. Mike Conway (No. 14 ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing Honda), who qualified eighth, made the jump to second fastest in the session at 215.349 mph.

Firestone 550 polesitter Alex Tagliani ran just 12 laps – second least run among the 25-driver field – but still posted the third-fastest lap at 215.795 mph. Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda), who qualified 10th, gave Honda the four fastest laps as he checked in at 214.531 mph.

Rounding out the top five from the session was Ryan Briscoe (No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet), who qualified 12th, at 214.887 mph.

Results

Rank Car Driver Speed (mph)
1 9 Scott Dixon 216.139
2 14 Mike Conway 215.349
3 98 Alex Tagliani 215.148
4 15 Takuma Sato 214.531
5 2 Ryan Briscoe 214.529
6 38 Graham Rahal 213.822
7 12 Will Power 213.377
8 10 Dario Franchitti 213.218
9 20 Ed Carpenter 213.066
10 67 Josef Newgarden 213.009
11 26 Marco Andretti 212.818
12 5 EJ Viso 212.571
13 4 JR Hildebrand 212.121
14 27 James Hinchcliffe 211.961
15 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 211.924
16 3 Helio Castroneves 211.842
17 83 Charlie Kimball 211.427
18 18 Justin Wilson 211.333
19 77 Simon Pagenaud 211.220
20 8 Rubens Barrichello 210.958
21 19 James Jakes 210.512
22 11 Tony Kanaan 210.481
23 22 Oriol Servia 209.810
24 6 Katherine Legge 208.260
25 78 Simona de Silvestro 191.062

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