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Pagenaud Tops Wet Practice Session Ahead of Qualifying

A light rain on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course during the 45-minute morning practice session didn't help drivers and teams prepare for the May 10 Grand Prix of Indianapolis. But it gave them a peek at qualifications, which also will be wet, according to weather forecasts.

The three rounds of qualifications, including the Firestone Fast Six to determine the Verizon P1 Award, are scheduled for 2 p.m. (ET). All sessions are being streamed live in conjunction with the IMS Radio Network broadcasts (Paul Page is the chief announcer) and Timing & Scoring on and the INDYCAR 14 app.

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Simon Pagenaud, who was second quick overall through a pair of 45-minute practice sessions May 8, topped the time chart at 1 minute, 23.1597 seconds in the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports car. Verizon IndyCar Series rookies Jack Hawksworth (second at 1:23.1732) and Carlos Munoz (fifth at 1:23.3622) were joined in the top five by James Hinchcliffe and series championship points leader Will Power.

Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, driving the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, recorded a best lap of 1:10.4654 in the afternoon practice May 8 under a canopy of blue and temperature in the low 80s. Five different teams were represented in the top five of that 45-minute session.

The race day forecast is for partly sunny skies and a high temperature in the low 70s.

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