Graham Rahal tops final IndyCar practice session in Texas

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FORT WORTH – At the end of a frenzied 30-minute practice session at Texas Motor Speedway, Graham Rahal led the field with a top speed of 213.935 mph.

Rahal, who starts 13th Saturday in the Firestone 600, led a top five with Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Tony Kanaan and Jack Hawkworth. Hawksworth’s speed came after he qualified 20th out of 22 cars earlier in the afternoon.

Defending race winner Scott Dixon was 10th fastest.

Rahal bounced back from having a stripped out gear box end his first practice session early. Gabby Chaves, who wrecked early in the morning practice session and did not qualify, was 18th fastest.