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Long Beach IndyCar: Will Power leads as Penske dominates practice

Will Power topped the times in another Penske-dominated session as practice continued for this weekend's IndyCar race in Long Beach

Power established himself at the top early on with a time in the 1m09s range, but later improved that to 1m07.5485s - 0.3 seconds faster than Ryan Hunter-Reay's pole time from last year.

Team-mate Simon Pagenaud also ducked under last year's pole mark with a lap just 0.04s shy of Power's, while Helio Castroneves was third-fastest, albeit another 0.3s down.

Ganassi's Scott Dixon managed to interrupt what would have been a Penske 1-2-3-4 by narrowly bettering Juan Pablo Montoya's best time.

An otherwise uneventful session was punctuated by the first red flag of the weekend, which was triggered when Andretti's Carlos Munoz poked his nose to the inside of Dale Coyne Racing debutant Rocky Moran Jr at Turn 1.

The pair made light contact and lurched into spins, which ended up with Munoz stranded in the middle of the track and Moran sliding backwards into the tyre barriers.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.5485s -
2 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.5855s 0.0370s
3 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.9132s 0.3647s
4 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m07.9671s 0.4186s
5 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.0539s 0.5054s
6 Josef Newgarden CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.0900s 0.5415s
7 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 1m08.1294s 0.5809s
8 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.1417s 0.5932s
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m08.2978s 0.7493s
10 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m08.3125s 0.7640s
11 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m08.3468s 0.7983s
12 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.3571s 0.8086s
13 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m08.4120s 0.8635s
14 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.4140s 0.8655s
15 Stefano Coletti KV Racing Technology Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.4659s 0.9174s
16 Sebastian Saavedra Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.4712s 0.9227s
17 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m08.4868s 0.9383s
18 Gabby Chaves Bryan Herta Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m08.5227s 0.9742s
19 James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m08.6412s 1.0927s
20 Luca Filippi CFH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m08.6983s 1.1498s
21 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m08.9228s 1.3743s
22 Francesco Dracone Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m11.2761s 3.7276s

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