Kanaan fastest in opening IndyCar practice at Pocono

Tony Kanaan, who has struggled a bit this year appears to be back on track as he turned the fastest lap in opening practice for the Pocono 500 at 221.344 mph in very windy and tricky conditions.

Andretti teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and James Hinchcliffe were 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Marco lead Ryan most of the session but dropped to third at the end. We saw a lot of drafting going on out there so we don't really know who is fastest.

Marco Andretti was easily the fastest car last year but poor fuel mileage was his undoing.

Results

Pos Driver Car No. Best Time In Lap Best Speed Total Laps Difference Gap
1 Tony Kanaan 10 00:40.6607 25 221.344 29 –.—- –.—-
2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 28 00:40.7457 28 220.882 28 0.0850 0.0850
3 Marco Andretti 25 00:40.8219 5 220.47 20 0.1612 0.0762
4 James Hinchcliffe 27 00:40.8384 28 220.381 28 0.1777 0.0165
5 Takuma Sato 14 00:40.8387 31 220.379 32 0.1780 0.0003
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 2 00:40.8870 24 220.119 29 0.2263 0.0483
7 Simon Pagenaud 77 00:40.9172 31 219.956 33 0.2565 0.0302
8 Mikhail Aleshin 7 00:41.0104 34 219.457 36 0.3497 0.0932
9 Will Power 12 00:41.0126 8 219.445 40 0.3519 0.0022
10 Carlos Munoz 34 00:41.0192 15 219.409 32 0.3585 0.0066
11 Scott Dixon 9 00:41.0390 14 219.304 31 0.3783 0.0198
12 Ed Carpenter 20 00:41.1189 27 218.877 27 0.4582 0.0799
13 Josef Newgarden 67 00:41.1233 42 218.854 42 0.4626 0.0044
14 Helio Castroneves 3 00:41.1266 35 218.836 35 0.4659 0.0033
15 Charlie Kimball 83 00:41.1765 17 218.571 28 0.5158 0.0499
16 Jack Hawksworth 98 00:41.2882 39 217.98 39 0.6275 0.1117
17 Sebastien Bourdais 11 00:41.2964 37 217.937 41 0.6357 0.0082
18 Justin Wilson 19 00:41.4554 9 217.101 56 0.7947 0.1590
19 Ryan Briscoe 8 00:41.4837 23 216.953 28 0.8230 0.0283
20 Graham Rahal 15 00:41.5017 20 216.859 34 0.8410 0.0180
21 Sebastian Saavedra 17 00:41.7244 46 215.701 58 1.0637 0.2227
22 Carlos Huertas 18 00:42.0664 43 213.947 44 1.4057 0.3420

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