Iowa IndyCar: Tony Kanaan completes Ganassi practice sweep

Tony Kanaan continued to set the IndyCar pace at Iowa Speedway after once again going fastest in the second practice session on Friday

Iowa IndyCar: Tony Kanaan completes Ganassi practice sweep

In a reprise of the , Kanaan established himself at the top with his third flying lap and remained unbeaten, with team-mate Scott Dixon again rounding out a Ganassi one-two.

There was little to split the pair: Kanaan's 17.7544 seconds, 181.273mph lap was a scant 0.0044mph faster than Dixon's, which translated into 0.0033s in lap time.

"We've always been good here, and I think we have a pretty good set-up," said Kanaan.

"The track suits my style - the short ovals are one of my strengths.

"It's going to be a close qualifying tomorrow, especially with the weather. It's going to be a lot hotter than it was this afternoon.

"But I think we have a pretty good race car."

Ganassi and Penske had the top six locked out between them, with Will Power, Simon Pagenaud and Juan Pablo Montoya finishing just behind the top two, and Charlie Kimball popping up in P6.

It was also a session heavily weighted towards Chevrolet, which finished the day with its cars occupying the top 11 positions.

Andretti's Ryan Hunter-Reay edged ahead of team-mate Justin Wilson right near the end to earn bragging rights as the fastest Honda driver.

Aside from a couple of brief yellows for track inspections, the only hint of drama came when Schmidt's James Jakes was held in the pits for five minutes as punishment for a pit entry violation.

The Brit still found enough time to complete 35 laps, and ended the day with the 18th-fastest time.

SECOND PRACTICE RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 17.7544s -
2 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 17.7587s 0.0043s
3 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 17.7912s 0.0368s
4 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 17.8014s 0.0470s
5 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 17.8330s 0.0786s
6 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 17.8602s 0.1058s
7 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 17.8642s 0.1098s
8 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 17.8749s 0.1205s
9 Ed Carpenter CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 17.9254s 0.1710s
10 Sage Karam Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 17.9284s 0.1740s
11 Josef Newgarden CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 17.9394s 0.1850s
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 18.0425s 0.2881s
13 Justin Wilson Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 18.0520s 0.2976s
14 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 18.0684s 0.3140s
15 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 18.0875s 0.3331s
16 Stefano Coletti KV Racing Technology Dallara/Chevrolet 18.0894s 0.3350s
17 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 18.1269s 0.3725s
18 James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 18.2383s 0.4839s
19 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 18.3494s 0.5950s
20 Gabby Chaves Bryan Herta Autosport Dallara/Honda 18.4690s 0.7146s
21 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 18.4776s 0.7232s
22 Tristan Vautier Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 18.4984s 0.7440s
23 Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 18.6197s 0.8653s
24 Ryan Briscoe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 18.6940s 0.9396s


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