Kanaan leads opening practice in Texas

Tony Kanaan leads a Ganassi 1-2-3 in opening practice at TMS.

Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Tony Kanaan set fast time in the opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. With a lap of 219.382 miles-per-hour Kanaan was 0.11 seconds quicker than teammate Scott Dixon. NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing's Ryan Briscoe made it a Ganassi and Chevrolet top-3 sweep, clocking in 0.17 seconds slower than Kanaan.

Andretti Autosport's Marco Andretti was the quickest Honda in fourth. 2013 Texas winner Helio Castroneves rounded out the top-5.

Castroneves' Team Penske teammate Juan Pablo Montoya made it 5 of the first 6 spots for The Bowtie Brigade. Dale Coyne Racing rookie Carlos Huertas was the second fastest Honda placing an impressive P7 in his first visit to TMS. Ed Carpenter, Justin Wilson, and Will Power completed the top-10.

Full Results

1

Tony Kanaan

219.382

23.8762

2

Scott Dixon

218.321

23.9922

3

Ryan Briscoe

217.763

24.0537

4

Marco Andretti

217.575

24.0745

5

Helio Castroneves

217.529

24.0796

6

Juan Pablo Montoya

217.092

24.1280

7

Carlos Huertas

216.313

24.2149

8

Ed Carpenter

216.128

24.2356

9

Justin Wilson

216.081

24.2409

10

Will Power

215.925

24.2584

11

Graham Rahal

215.654

24.2889

12

Ryan Hunter-Reay

215.578

24.2975

13

Carlos Munoz

215.330

24.3254

14

James Hinchcliffe

214.551

24.4138

15

Jack Hawksworth

214.178

24.4563

16

Simon Pagenaud

214.082

24.4673

17

Takuma Sato

213.838

24.4952

18

Sebastien Bourdais

213.410

24.5443

19

Charlie Kimball

213.154

24.5738

20

Josef Newgarden

212.907

24.6023

21

Sebastian Saavedra

212.024

24.7048

22

Mikhail Aleshin

211.952

24.7132

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