Hunter-Reay fastest in first practice for Grand Prix of Long Beach

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No. 28 was number one in the first NTT IndyCar Series practice session for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday morning.

2010 Long Beach winner Ryan Hunter-Reay set the fastest lap of the session with an elapsed time of 1 minute, 7.9335 seconds around the 1.968-mile street circuit, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon finishing the session second-fastest with a time of 1 minute, 8.1039 seconds.

Circuit of the Americas race winner Colton Herta, who picked up sponsorship from local taco restaurant chain King Taco, finished the session third-fastest, and Graham Rahal finished the first practice session of the weekend fourth quickest.

Defending race winner Alexander Rossi finished first practice fifth, but the Andretti Autosport driver ended the session early when his No. 27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda cut a left front tire.

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Honda power swept the top seven positions on the leaderboard, with James Hinchcliffe and Felix Rosenqvist finishing sixth and seventh, respectively. The trio of Team Penske Chevrolets of Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden and Will Power rounded out the top 10.

The second scheduled IndyCar practice session for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place on Friday evening at 5:00 pm E.T. and will be streamed live on NBC Sports Gold.

Full Practice 1 results 

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