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Justin Wilson tops second Mid-Ohio IndyCar practice for Dale Coyne Racing

Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne, Mid-Ohio 2012A late flying lap from Justin Wilson was enough to give the Briton the top spot in the second IndyCar practice session at Mid-Ohio.

Wilson put his Dale Coyne Racing entry at the top of the timing screens with a 1m06.3018s effort, 0.0116 seconds better than the next-quickest driver Simon Pagenaud.

The two fastest times followed a late restart after Helio Castroneves and Mike Conway came together at the Kink, prompting a red flag. Castroneves appeared to be in minor discomfort immediately after getting out of his car, but the Brazilian was checked and cleared by medical officials just as the session was ending, having escaped with a bruised wrist.

More than 10 drivers took a turn in going quickest during the hour-long session, including all three Team Penske entries, all three Andretti entries, and Ganassi's Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, while the Lotus-powered HVM car of Simona de Silvestro continued to show improvement and finished up 22nd.

Pos  Driver               Team/Car                   Time        Gap
 1.  Justin Wilson        Coyne Dallara-Honda        1m06.3018s
 2.  Simon Pagenaud       Schmidt Dallara-Honda      1m06.4124s  + 0.1106s
 3.  Will Power           Penske Dallara-Chevy       1m06.4671s  + 0.1653s
 4.  James Hinchcliffe    Andretti Dallara-Chevy     1m06.4694s  + 0.1676s
 5.  Scott Dixon          Ganassi Dallara-Honda      1m06.4743s  + 0.1725s
 6.  Ryan Hunter-Reay     Andretti Dallara-Chevy     1m06.4997s  + 0.1979s
 7.  Graham Rahal         Ganassi Dallara-Honda      1m06.5171s  + 0.2153s
 8.  JR Hildebrand        Panther Dallara-Chevy      1m06.5777s  + 0.2759s
 9.  Ryan Briscoe         Penske Dallara-Chevy       1m06.6440s  + 0.3422s
10.  Alex Tagliani        Herta Dallara-Honda        1m06.6902s  + 0.3884s
11.  Marco Andretti       Andretti Dallara-Chevy     1m06.6933s  + 0.3915s
12.  Josef Newgarden      Panther Dallara-Honda      1m06.7381s  + 0.4363s
13.  Sebastien Bourdais   Dragon Dallara-Chevy       1m06.7422s  + 0.4404s
14.  Dario Franchitti     Ganassi Dallara-Honda      1m06.7438s  + 0.4420s
15.  Helio Castroneves    Penske Dallara-Chevy       1m06.8794s  + 0.5776s
16.  Rubens Barrichello   KV Dallara-Chevy           1m06.8862s  + 0.5844s
17.  EJ Viso              KV Dallara-Chevy           1m07.0466s  + 0.7448s
18.  James Jakes          Coyne Dallara-Honda        1m07.1403s  + 0.8385s
19.  Tony Kanaan          KV Dallara-Chevy           1m07.1919s  + 0.8901s
20.  Oriol Servia         Panther/DRR Dallara-Chevy  1m07.1980s  + 0.8962s
21.  Mike Conway          Foyt Dallara-Honda         1m07.8143s  + 1.5125s
22.  Simona de Silvestro  HVM Dallara-Lotus          1m07.8648s  + 1.5630s
23.  Giorgio Pantano      Ganassi Dallara-Honda      1m08.0044s  + 1.7026s
24.  Takuma Sato          Rahal Dallara-Honda        1m08.0341s  + 1.7323s
25.  Ed Carpenter         Carpenter Dallara-Chevy    1m08.8247s  + 2.5229s
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