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Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport top second Long Beach practice

Rossi St. Pete

Alexander Rossi during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Photo: IndyCar

Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi went quickest in second practice for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Rossi’s best lap of 1:08.556 nipped teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay in the final minutes, with Hunter-Reay clocking in at 1:08.7083 to make it an Andretti Autosport 1-2 in the session.

Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden was third, with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Takuma Sato in fourth. Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon, who topped the first practice, was fifth.

The only stoppage of the session came near the end, with the aforementioned Sato spinning in Turn 1 and hitting the wall on corner exit.

Sato was unhurt, though his No. 15 Honda did sustain damage to the right-rear and right-front, and the incident did bring the session to an end slightly before it reached the planned 45-minute mark.

Session leaders Rossi and Hunter-Reay nearly found the wall themselves during the session, with each getting within inches of the Long Beach barriers at various points during their runs.

Results from Practice 2 are below. Practice 3 rolls off on Saturday morning at 10:45 a.m. local time (1:45 p.m. ET), with qualifying at 3:30 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. ET, live on NBCSN).

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