Hinchcliffe tops practice 1, 8 tenths separate field

Tough competition in Milwaukee this weekend.

James Hinchcliffe found his way to the top of the charts in the first of three on track sessions today in Milwaukee.

'Hinch’s speed, a little off the 165 mph average, was only 6 mph from the tail end of the field, a total of 8 tenths separating all 22 cars.

To win there you have to really drive the car.

Tony Kanaan

Ryan Briscoe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Josef Newgarden and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top five after the opening 60 minute practice.

Being a two day show at Milwaukee, the IndyCar Series will take to the track once more this afternoon before qualifying in the early evening at the one mile oval.

Sunday’s 250 lap, 250 mile race will start at 3:00 p.m. ET. 2011 Winner Tony Kanaan says the track is one of his favorites.

“Being a flat track, it suits our cars a lot and makes for exciting racing,” Kanaan said ahead of the event.

“I like short ovals. It’s probably the toughest mile oval we go, to win there you have to really drive the car.”

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Series IndyCar
Event Milwaukee
Track Milwaukee Mile
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Ryan Hunter-Reay , Ryan Briscoe , James Hinchcliffe , Josef Newgarden
Article type Practice report