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IndyCar: Colton Herta fastest in race day morning warmup at Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Colton Herta paced the final warmup Sunday morning for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach (NBCSN, 4 p.m. ET).

Marco Andretti was second, followed by Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato.

Scott Dixon was sixth, then pole-sitter Alexander Rossi and Zach Veach as Hondas took the top eight spots.

The Chevrolets of Spencer Pigot and Patricio O’Ward rounded out the top 10.

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There were no incidents in the session.

Click here for speeds from the morning warmup for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Rossi, the defending winner of the race, will start from the pole at Long Beach for the second consecutive year. He will start alongside defending series champion Scott Dixon.

Team Penske drivers Will Power and Josef Newgarden will start from the second row with Graham Rahal and Simon Pagenaud in the third row.

Tony Kanaan, who is suffering from a sore back and knee after a heavy impact with the Turn 6 wall in qualifying Saturday, turned laps in the warmup in preparation for his 304th consecutive start in IndyCar.

Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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