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Will Power stays on top in Baltimore second practice

Will Power went quickest in the IndyCar practice session around the streets of Baltimore

The Australian established himself at the top early on with a 1m22.1384s effort, and aside from a brief intervention by Newman/Haas man James Hinchcliffe, remained the benchmark for the rest of the morning. The Penske improved his lap several times before finishing with a 1m.21.0176s.

Power's title rival Dario Franchitti was again second-fastest, falling just over 0.2s short of the Australian's time, while Franchitti's Ganassi stablemates Graham Rahal and Scott Dixon were third and fourth-fastest respectively.

The best of the non-Penske/Ganassi drivers was Sebastien Bourdais, who was fifth quickest for Dale Coyne Racing, with AJ Foyt Enterprises' Vitor Meira and Penske's Ryan Briscoe just behind him.

The morning was interrupted twice by full-course yellows, the first coming halfway in when Alex Tagliani became stranded on the track while attempting to reverse out of the run-off area at Turn 6.

That was followed by Marco Andretti overcorrecting after taking too much kerb at Turn 8 and being pitched into the barriers, putting himself out for the remainder of the session.

Pos  Driver               Team               Time        Gap
 1.  Will Power           Penske             1m21.0176s  
 2.  Dario Franchitti     Ganassi            1m21.2393s  + 0.2217s
 3.  Graham Rahal         Ganassi            1m21.2661s  + 0.2485s
 4.  Scott Dixon          Ganassi            1m21.4238s  + 0.4062s
 5.  Sebastien Bourdais   Dale Coyne         1m21.5677s  + 0.5501s
 6.  Vitor Meira          Foyt               1m21.6481s  + 0.6305s
 7.  Ryan Briscoe         Penske             1m21.6501s  + 0.6325s
 8.  James Hinchcliffe    Newman/Haas        1m21.6729s  + 0.6553s
 9.  Giorgio Pantano      Dreyer & Reinbold  1m21.8485s  + 0.8309s
10.  Oriol Servia         Newman/Haas        1m21.8735s  + 0.8559s
11.  Takuma Sato          KV                 1m21.8848s  + 0.8672s
12.  Ryan Hunter-Reay     Andretti           1m21.9159s  + 0.8983s
13.  Ernesto Viso         KV                 1m22.0163s  + 0.9987s
14.  Charlie Kimball      Ganassi            1m22.0295s  + 1.0119s
15.  Helio Castroneves    Penske             1m22.1510s  + 1.1334s
16.  Tomas Scheckter      Dreyer & Reinbold  1m22.2522s  + 1.2346s
17.  JR Hildebrand        Panther            1m22.2936s  + 1.2760s
18.  Mike Conway          Andretti           1m22.2992s  + 1.2816s
19.  Martin Plowman       AFS/Sam Shmidt     1m22.4425s  + 1.4249s
20.  Alex Tagliani        Sam Schmidt        1m22.5603s  + 1.5427s
21.  Simona de Silvestro  HVM                1m22.5629s  + 1.5453s
22.  Tony Kanaan          KV                 1m22.6071s  + 1.5895s
23.  James Jakes          Dayle Coyne        1m22.7735s  + 1.7559s
24.  Danica Patrick       Andretti           1m22.8179s  + 1.8003s
25.  Marco Andretti       Andretti           1m22.8789s  + 1.8613s
26.  Ana Beatriz          Dreyer & Reinbold  1m23.4503s  + 2.4327s
27.  Sebastian Saavedra   Conquest           1m24.0984s  + 3.0808s
28.  Ed Carpenter         Sarah Fisher       1m24.6474s  + 3.6298s

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