Briscoe tops Franchitti in opening practice

Penske Racing's Ryan Briscoe topped opening IndyCar practice at Watkins Glen Saturday morning. Dario Franchitti was 2nd and Marco Andretti 3rd.

Several incidences highlighted the session included two offs by Milka Duno, Mike Conway backed it into the Armco, and a spin by EJ Viso. Mario Moraes apologized to Dario Franchitti after the session for chopping him.

Robert Doornbos lost most of the session due to a suspension problem but liked the track. "This is a lot like Spa," said Doornbos.

Results

Pos

Driver Start Pos Best Time Best Speed Diff Gap
1 Ryan Briscoe (6) 8 1:29.7715 135.143 –.—- –.—-
2 Dario Franchitti (10) 15 1:29.9424 134.886 0.1709 0.1709
3 Marco Andretti (26) 12 1:30.0892 134.667 0.3177 0.1468
4 Graham Rahal (02) 4 1:30.2503 134.426 0.4788 0.1611
5 Mario Moraes (5) 21 1:30.3020 134.349 0.5305 0.0517
6 Justin Wilson (18) 3 1:30.4157 134.180 0.6442 0.1137
7 Tony Kanaan (11) 14 1:30.4338 134.153 0.6623 0.0181
8 Scott Dixon (9) 16 1:30.4947 134.063 0.7232 0.0609
9 Helio Castroneves (3) 6 1:30.5572 133.971 0.7857 0.0625
10 Hideki Mutoh (27) 17 1:30.5979 133.910 0.8264 0.0407
11 Danica Patrick (7) 7 1:30.6576 133.822 0.8861 0.0597
12 EJ Viso (13) 18 1:30.8014 133.610 1.0299 0.1438
13 Dan Wheldon (4) 11 1:30.8392 133.555 1.0677 0.0378
14 Robert Doornbos (06) 5 1:31.1722 133.067 1.4007 0.3330
15 Richard Antinucci (98) 10 1:31.6809 132.329 1.9094 0.5087
16 Ryan Hunter-Reay (14) 19 1:31.7804 132.185 2.0089 0.0995
17 Paul Tracy (15) 9 1:32.0303 131.826 2.2588 0.2499
18 Mike Conway (24) 1 1:32.3092 131.428 2.5377 0.2789
19 Raphael Matos (2) 20 1:32.3355 131.390
20 Ed Carpenter (20) 2 1:32.8942 130.600
21 Milka Duno (23) 13 1:34.4816 128.406

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