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Long Beach IndyCar: Scott Dixon leads practice for Ganassi

Scott Dixon led a Chip Ganassi Racing one-two in the opening practice session for this weekend's IndyCar race in Long Beach

In sunny, dry conditions far removed from the rain that pelted last weekend's race at NOLA, Dixon moved to the top for the first time 13 minutes into the session, and then made it his own by posting a 1m08.6458s lap 10 minutes before the end.

The driver that he displaced at the top was team-mate Tony Kanaan, however the Brazilian's 1m08.8076s effort was still good enough for him to hold on to second-fastest when the session came to an end.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was third-fastest for Andretti, with Penske's Will Power and Simon Pagenaud rounding out the top five.

The session passed largely without incident: BHA rookie Gabby Chaves had a moment at Turn 1 but was able to rejoin without damage or delay, and CFH Racing's Luca Filippi was able to get himself back to the pits under greens after clouting the wall in the final two minutes.

Rocky Moran Jr, who was a late-call up to replace Carlos Huertas in Dale Coyne Racing's #18 car, ran 20 laps in an effort to cram in as many miles as possible and finished up 2.4s off the pace, but 1.3s ahead of team-mate Francesco Dracone.

PRACTICE ONE TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.6458s -
2 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.8076s 0.1618s
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m08.8292s 0.1834s
4 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.8435s 0.1977s
5 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.8563s 0.2105s
6 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.9007s 0.2549s
7 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.9603s 0.3145s
8 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m09.0095s 0.3637s
9 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m09.0113s 0.3655s
10 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m09.0353s 0.3895s
11 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m09.0446s 0.3988s
12 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m09.1539s 0.5081s
13 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 1m09.1732s 0.5274s
14 Stefano Coletti KV Racing Technology Dallara/Chevrolet 1m09.2881s 0.6423s
15 James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m09.4085s 0.7627s
16 Gabby Chaves Bryan Herta Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m09.4175s 0.7717s
17 Sebastian Saavedra Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m09.4176s 0.7718s
18 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m09.6206s 0.9748s
19 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m09.6286s 0.9828s
20 Josef Newgarden CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m09.6659s 1.0201s
21 Luca Filippi CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m10.8735s 2.2277s
22 Rocky Moran Jr. Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m11.1072s 2.4614s
23 Francesco Dracone Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m12.3797s 3.7339s



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