IndyCar testing: Will Power on top as Barber test ends

Will Power finished the IndyCar open test at Barber Motorsports Park on top after once again setting the best lap in Wednesday's afternoon session

IndyCar testing: Will Power on top as Barber test ends

Penske driver Power, who was quickest across both days of the test, secured his place on top with a best lap of 1m07.1329s, 0.2 seconds faster than nearest rival James Hinchcliffe of Andretti Autosport.

Justin Wilson delivered the third-quickest time in the Honda-powered Dale Coyne car, while Tony Kanaan's 1m07.5478s lap from the morning session was enough to keep him fourth overall in the combined times.

Reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon, Takuma Sato, Charlie Kimball, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud completed the top 10, with all but Hunter-Reay setting their best times in the afternoon.

The session was punctuated by a late incident when Ed Carpenter went off and hit the barriers. The series' only owner-driver was unhurt and managed to get his car back to the pits.

AJ Allmendinger, driving the third Penske car that he will race at the Alabama circuit and the Indianapolis 500, finished up 18th overall.

2007 McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner Stefan Wilson registered the 28th-best time in the second Coyne car after taking over from Ana Beatriz for the afternoon session.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap Laps 1. Will Power Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m07.1329s 100 2. James Hinchcliffe Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m07.3839s + 0.2510s 95 3. Justin Wilson Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m07.4996s + 0.3667s 93 4. Tony Kanaan KV Dallara-Chevy 1m07.5478s + 0.4149s 135 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m07.6346s + 0.5017s 83 6. Scott Dixon Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m07.6872s + 0.5543s 125 7. Takuma Sato Foyt Dallara-Honda 1m07.7534s + 0.6205s 42 8. Charlie Kimball Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m07.7674s + 0.6345s 70 9. Helio Castroneves Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m07.8350s + 0.7021s 98 10. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Dallara-Honda 1m07.8532s + 0.7203s 42 11. James Jakes Rahal Dallara-Honda 1m07.8912s + 0.7583s 72 12. Simona de Silvestro KV Dallara-Chevy 1m07.9050s + 0.7721s 125 13. Tristan Vautier Schmidt Dallara-Honda 1m07.9911s + 0.8582s 121 14. Alex Tagliani BHA Dallara-Honda 1m08.0116s + 0.8787s 70 15. Dario Franchitti Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m08.1158s + 0.9829s 105 16. Oriol Servia Panther/DRR Dallara-Chevy 1m08.1290s + 0.9961s 99 17. Mike Conway Rahal Dallara-Honda 1m08.1584s + 1.0255s 122 18. AJ Allmendinger Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m08.1666s + 1.0337s 101 19. Josef Newgarden Fisher Dallara-Honda 1m08.2176s + 1.0847s 128 20. EJ Viso Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m08.2190s + 1.0861s 125 21. JR Hildebrand Panther Dallara-Chevy 1m08.2504s + 1.1175s 141 22. Marco Andretti Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m08.3400s + 1.2071s 115 23. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Dallara-Chevy 1m08.5213s + 1.3884s 71 24. Graham Rahal Rahal Dallara-Honda 1m09.0141s + 1.8812s 94 25. Ana Beatriz Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m09.4456s + 2.3127s 98 26. Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Dallara-Chevy 1m09.4749s + 2.3420s 112 27. Ed Carpenter Carpenter Dallara-Chevy 1m09.7177s + 2.5848s 130 28. Stefan Wilson Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m09.9153s + 2.7824s 121 
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