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Dixon Tops Practice Charts for Day 1 of Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon came out on top in a late flurry of fast laps to close today’s final practice session for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, setting notice that the track record may be in jeopardy this weekend.

Dixon, in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, clocked a lap of 1 minute, 9.8281 seconds (125.743 mph) around the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. It edged the top lap set by defending pole and race winner Will Power in the morning session, 1:09.8943 (125.624 mph), in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.

Practice 2 results; Combined practice results

Power holds the track record, set last year in the Firestone Fast Six segment of qualifying, at 1:09.4886 (126.357 mph).

Simon Pagenaud, winner of the two most recent races this season, was third on the overall chart with a lap of 1:09.9894 (125.453 mph) this afternoon in the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet. Pagenaud’s lap beat Graham Rahal by a scant 0.0002 of a second, with Rahal fourth on the combined chart at 1:09.9896 (also 125.453 mph) in the No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Honda.

A third practice session is scheduled for 11-11:45 a.m. ET Friday prior to the three rounds of progressive knockout qualifying that begin at 3 p.m. ET. Both sessions will be streamed live on IMS.com.

The 82-lap race starts at 3:50 p.m. ET Saturday. Coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.

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