Honda Edmonton Fiday Report

7/20/2012

 

 

Honda Racing Report

 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Edmonton Indy                                                                                                            Practice Report

Circuit:                 City Centre Airport (2.556-mile temporary circuit) Edmonton, Alb., Canada

2011 Winner:      Will Power (Team Penske Honda) 90.949 mph average

Weather:              Mostly clear, mild, 77 degrees F

 

Top-10 Practice Results: 

Ps.

Driver 

Team

Engine - Chassis

Best Time

Average Speed/Notes

1.

Helio Castroneves

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:16.4920

104.670 mph

2.

Scott Dixon

Target Chip Ganassi

Honda Dallara

1:16.4947

104.666

3.

Mike Conway

A.J. Foyt Racing

Honda Dallara

1:16.5122

104.642

4.

Simon Pagenaud-R

Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Honda Dallara

1:16.5391

104.605

5.

James Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

1:16.5740

104.558

6.

Alex Tagliani

Bryan Herta Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:16.6505

104.453

7.

Dario Franchitti

Target Chip Ganassi

Honda Dallara

1:16.6875

104.403

8.

Justin Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing   

Honda Dallara

1:16.6985

104.388

9.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

1:16.7067

104.377

10.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:16.7168

104.363

 

Other Honda-powered Results:

12.

Josef Newgarden-R

Sarah Fisher Hartman

Honda Dallara

1:16.8225

104.219

13.

Graham Rahal

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

1:16.8482

104.185

18.

Takuma Sato

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:16.9741

104.014

19.

James Jakes

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda Dallara

1:17.2266

104.605

20.

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

1:17.2478

103.674

R – IndyCar Series Rookie

 

 

Dixon Runs Second in Tight Edmonton Field

 

Detroit race winner Scott Dixon paced the Honda-powered entries Friday at the Edmonton City Centre airport temporary circuit, posting the second-fastest time in a tight field during IZOD IndyCar Series practice in preparation for Sunday’s Edmonton Indy.  After two sessions, less than one half-second separated the top 18 drivers in the 25-car field, with Mike Conway and Simon Pagenaud also posting top-four times on the day.

 

Alex Tagliani, Dario Franchitti and Justin Wilson made it six Honda drivers in the top eight, while Pagenaud led a Honda sweep of the top eight positions in morning practice.

 

IZOD IndyCar Series activities in Edmonton continue Saturday, with final practice and “Fast Six” knockout qualifying.  Sunday’s 75-lap race starts at 2:30 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network.

 

Scott Dixon (#9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) second quickest in Friday practice: “I’m happy with my car; it seems pretty decent.  At one point, I was up [on the field] by three or four tenths [of a second], but came up on a slower car and ruined that lap.  We really didn’t get another chance for a clear lap.  But I’m confident we have a strong car.  With rain forecast for qualifying, it should be an exciting show for the fans tomorrow.  There are a lot of good passing points on this track, and it’s going to be a heck of a race.”  

 



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