Iowa: Kanaan tops Dixon in Practice 1

Tony Kanaan

With a laptime of 17.958s, Tony Kanaan placed the #10 Fusion Chevrolet atop the time charts in opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice for the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway. Kanaan, the 2010 race winner at Iowa bested Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and 2014 pole winner Scott Dixon by a mere 0.0105s, with his 179.218 mph lap.

2012 and 2014 Iowa winner Ryan Hunter-Reay was the lead Honda in third, 0.0733s behind Kanaan. Charlie Kimball made it three Ganassi cars in the top-4, with last week's Milwaukee pole winner Josef Newgarden rounding out the top-5.

Other than Hunter-Reay there were no Honda-powered machines in the top-10. Carlos Munoz was the second-fastest Honda in 11th, and Honda-powered cars posted all of the six slowest speeds in the session.
Second practice for the IndyCar Series beings at 6 p.m. local time.

Brian Carroccio reporting for AutoRacing1

Results

Pos No Name Time Diff Gap FL Laps Speed Engine
1 10 Tony Kanaan 17.958 0.000 0.000 5 35 179.218 Chevy
2 9 Scott Dixon 17.968 0.0105 0.0105 3 38 179.113 Chevy
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 18.031 0.0733 0.0628 10 36 178.490 Honda
4 83 Charlie Kimball 18.060 0.1016 0.0283 5 39 178.210 Chevy
5 67 Josef Newgarden 18.167 0.2089 0.1073 3 58 177.157 Chevy
6 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 18.310 0.3521 0.1432 9 24 175.772 Chevy
7 11 Sebastien Bourdais 18.342 0.3838 0.0317 39 42 175.468 Chevy
8 3 Helio Castroneves 18.351 0.3927 0.0089 9 33 175.383 Chevy
9 20 Ed Carpenter 18.444 0.4860 0.0933 21 40 174.496 Chevy
10 22 Simon Pagenaud 18.453 0.4952 0.0092 34 60 174.409 Chevy
11 26 Carlos Munoz 18.504 0.5458 0.0506 36 37 173.932 Honda
12 8 Sage Karam 18.511 0.5526 0.0068 30 60 173.868 Chevy
13 14 Takuma Sato 18.567 0.6089 0.0563 9 34 173.341 Honda
14 1 Will Power 18.605 0.6469 0.0380 15 55 172.987 Chevy
15 15 Graham Rahal 18.635 0.6768 0.0299 4 44 172.709 Honda
16 7 James Jakes 18.642 0.6836 0.0068 28 36 172.646 Honda
17 27 Marco Andretti 18.648 0.6902 0.0066 23 36 172.585 Honda
18 4 Stefano Coletti 18.718 0.7595 0.0693 36 63 171.946 Chevy
19 41 Jack Hawksworth 18.770 0.8125 0.0530 10 25 171.461 Honda
20 25 Justin Wilson 18.794 0.8357 0.0232 14 38 171.249 Honda
21 19 Tristan Vautier 18.857 0.8986 0.0629 21 39 170.678 Honda
22 98 Gabby Chaves 18.858 0.8995 0.0009 38 40 170.669 Honda
23 5 Ryan Briscoe 18.896 0.9376 0.0381 11 30 170.325 Honda
24 18 Pippa Mann 18.978 1.0197 0.0821 8 35 169.589 Honda

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