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INDYCAR: Scott Dixon fastest in first practice at Mid-Ohio

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Scott Dixon set the fastest lap in the first practice session for the Honda Indy 200 Friday morning, with an elapsed time of 1 minute, 6.0973 seconds around the 13-Turn, 2.258-mile road course.

Dixon led Spencer Pigot by 0.1482 seconds.

Simon Pagenaud finished the session third fastest, with an elapsed time of 1 minute, 6.2665 seconds, while Josef Newgarden finished the session fourth fastest with a time of 1 minute, 6.3064 seconds.

James Hinchcliffe (1 minute, 6.3611 seconds) finished the session fifth fastest, while Ryan Hunter-Reay (1 minute, 6.4494 seconds), Will Power (1 minute 6.5841 seconds), Felix Rosenqvist (1 minute 6.6050 seconds), Sebastian Bourdais (1 minute, 6.7395 seconds) and Max Chilton (1 minute, 6.9364 seconds) rounded out the top 10.

Practice 2 for the Honda Indy 200 takes place later this afternoon, with live streaming of the session starting at 3:15 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold.

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IndyCar entry lists for Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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There are 25 drivers on the NTT IndyCar Series entry lists at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with a few new yet familiar faces for the Oct. 2-3 race weekend.

Four-time champion Sebastien Bourdais will make his season debut in the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet (shifting Dalton Kellett to the No. 41) with AJ Foyt Racing, which he is joining full time next season. James Hinchcliffe, who had run three races with Andretti Autosport, will return in place of Zach Veach in the No. 26 Dallara-Honda. Helio Castroneves will drive Arrow McLaren SP’s No. 7 Dallara-Chevy for Oliver Askew, who is out with concussion-like symptoms.

Sage Karam, who has two IndyCar starts this year at IMS (the road course on July 4 and the Indy 500 on Aug. 23), also will return to the series in Dreyer & Reinbold’s No. 24 Dallara-Chevrolet.

HARVEST GP ENTRY LISTS: Friday l Saturday

Friday and Saturday of the Harvest GP presented by GMR will mark the second and third races this season on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. While the July 4 race on the circuit was 80 laps, Friday’s distance is 85 laps, and Saturday will be a 75-lap event.

Championship leader Scott Dixon led 26 of 80 laps to win the July 4 race at the IMS road course. With three races remaining in the series, the five-time series champion enters with a 72-point lead on Josef Newgarden.

Click here to see who’s on the IndyCar entry lists in Race 1 and in Race 2 for the Harvest GP presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.


START TIMES AND TV INFO FOR INDYCAR AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE (all times ET):

Thursday

IndyCar NTT Series practice: 2:25-3:40 p.m., NBC Sports Gold

IndyCar qualifying, Race 1: 6:20 p.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

Friday

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 1: 3:30 p.m. (green flag, 5 p.m.), USA Network, NBC Sports Gold

Saturday

—IndyCar qualifying: 10:20 a.m. (two groups/12 minutes apiece), NBC Sports Gold

—IndyCar Harvest Grand Prix, Race 2: 2:30 p.m (green flag, 2:31 p.m.)., NBC, NBC Sports Gold