Mid-Ohio: Honda Racing Friday report

Honda Indy 200 Practice Report Circuit: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.25-mile road course) Lexington, OH 2008 Winner: Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske Honda) 94.873 mph average Weather: Sunny, warm, 86 degrees F Dixon Paces Practice...

Honda Indy 200 Practice Report
Circuit: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.25-mile road course) Lexington, OH
2008 Winner: Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske Honda) 94.873 mph average
Weather: Sunny, warm, 86 degrees F

Dixon Paces Practice at Mid-Ohio

Scott Dixon led the field in IndyCar Series practice Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in preparation for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Watkins Glen race winner Justin Wilson posted the second-quickest time around the 2.5-mile Mid-Ohio road course with Dario Franchitti rounding out the top three in the final moments of the session.

Coming on the heels of a third-place finish last weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Tony Kanaan posted the fourth-fastest time for Andretti Green Racing, with local favorite and Columbus native Graham Rahal rounding out the top five. Brought in as a last-minute substitute for Mario Moraes, who is attending funeral services for his father in Brazil, Paul Tracy was sixth overall for KV Racing Technology.

Action continues here Saturday with Firestone Fast Six qualifying at 12:30 pm EDT with same-day television coverage on Versus at 6 p.m. EDT. Sunday's race starts at 1:45 p.m. EDT, with the television broadcast on Versus starting at 1 p.m.

Scott Dixon (#9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) fastest in practice: "We tested here right after Toronto, so our car was very good right from the start. I guess being quickest helps validate the testing we did! The biggest challenge was trying to get a put a good lap together free of traffic. The track is pretty good. I think our times today were comparable both to our test and the first day of practice last year. The track will get quicker, as it always does here, but it's a great start for the weekend, and a 1-3 result is encouraging for the whole team."

-credit: honda racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Paul Tracy , Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Graham Rahal , Ryan Briscoe , Chip Ganassi , Mario Moraes
Teams Team Penske , Chip Ganassi Racing , KV Racing Technology