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INDYCAR: Josef Newgarden fastest in first practice at Iowa

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Josef Newgarden was fastest in this morning’s practice session for the Iowa 300, turning a lap of 179.838 mph around the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway bullring.

Newgarden led a Penske 1-2-3 at the top of the leader board, with teammates Simon Pagenaud (178.533 mph) and Will Power (178.400 mph) finishing the session second and third fastest, respectively.

Alexander Rossi was fourth fastest in the session with a 177.595 mph lap, followed by Scott Dixon (177.445), who was fifth fastest.

Three-time Iowa Speedway winner Ryan Hunter-Reay (177.287 mph) ended the session sixth fastest, while Tony Kannan (176.326 mph), James Hinchcliffe (176.271 mph), Felix Rosenqvist (175.929 mph), and Zach Veach (175.626 mph) rounded out the top 10.

Qualifying for the Iowa 300 airs live later this afternoon at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold.

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Barber IndyCar iRacing results

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Scott McLaughlin led the final six laps Saturday and finished 0.4241 seconds ahead of teammate Will Power to win the Honda IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park.

Scott Speed finished third behind the Team Penske drivers. Alex Palou and Simon Pagenaud rounded out the top five.

Click here for the full boxscore from Saturday’s IndyCar iRacing event at Barber Motorsports Park.

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin holds off teammate Will Power

WHAT DRIVERS SAID: Postrace reactions on social media

Other notable finishers:

Colton Herta (seventh), Robert Wickens (eighth), Jimmie Johnson (12th), Graham Rahal (14th), Alexander Rossi (22nd).

Sage Karam led a race-high 24 laps but retired from the 45-lap event because of a crash and finished 27th of 29 drivers.