Ryan Hunter-Reay leads second practice at St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ryan Hunter-Reay led the second practice Friday for the NTT IndyCar Series, turning the fastest lap (1:00.8969) in his Andretti Autosport Honda on the streets of St. Petersburg.

Spencer Pigot, driving a Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing, was second fastest in the session for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, followed by Marco Andretti, Colton Herta and Max Chilton.

“We definitely made some changes between the sessions,” Hunter-Reay, who was second fastest in the first session, told NBC Sports Gold. “We’re right on the edge of tipping it over. The Firestone Reds came in really quickly. as they always do The car is a handful at the moment. I’d like it to be more polite in a few areas, but we’ll keep working on it.”

There were no major incidents during the session, though Zach Veach and Scott Dixon both went off course.

Click here for the results of the second practice at St. Petersburg.

Click here for the combined results of the first and second practice at St. Petersburg.

Indy Lights: Oliver Askew wins Freedom 100 in thrilling finish

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Oliver Askew won Friday’s Freedom 100 Indy Lights race in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging out Ryan Norman for the victory by an incredibly slim margin – 0.007 seconds to be exact – in the fourth-closest finish in Freedom 100 history.

Askew took the lead away from teammate Norman mire feet away from the yard of bricks on the final lap, which was all he needed to claim his third win of his maiden Indy Lights season.

“This is unreal,” Askew told NBC Sports in Victory Lane. “I’ve never raced in front of so many people in my life. This is unbelievable.”

“I woke up this morning and I felt like this could be the day. Starting from eighth, I knew I was going to have a good car. This is incredible. Oh my gosh.”

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