Dixon Tops 2nd Indy GP Practice

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s New Zealander driver Scott Dixon topped the 2nd practice session of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis with a best lap time of 69.8281 around the 2.44-mile road course on the interior of the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

Dixon’s last victory in the Verizon Indycar Series came 3 races ago at the Grand Prix of Phoenix, when he held off Simon Pagenaud and Will Power in the closing laps of the race. Dixon took the lead in that race when leaders Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya had to pit with flat tires early in the race, and he held on for the victory.

Dixon finished 10th at last year’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis after starting 2nd and spinning out on lap 1, and he placed 15th in the 2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis after qualifying in 6th.

Championship points leader Simon Pagenaud was 2nd quickest in this afternoon’s session. Graham Rahal was 3rd quickest, and was the fastest driver of a Honda-powered car. Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power, last year’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis winner, filled out the top 5, and the next fastest driver of a Honda-powered car was Mikhail Aleshin in 6th.

Qualifications for the race are tomorrow, May 13th at 3:00 PM ET, and the race itself is at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, May 14th, on ABC. There is 1 more practice sessions before the qualifying session, and then 1 more practice session between qualifying and the race itself.

-Asher Fair