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Newgarden paces Saturday morning practice in Detroit


Bret Kelley

DETROIT - Josef Newgarden led the second and last official practice session - which also doubles as a morning warm-up for today’s race - at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans.

The driver of the No. 21 Preferred Freezer Chevrolet topped the charts at 1:14.6464, ahead of Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay, polesitter Simon Pagenaud and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Montoya starts third today with Helio Castroneves starting from second. Will Power led Friday’s first practice session but was 11th in this morning’s session.

For tomorrow’s qualifying session, the group that went first on Friday will go second on Sunday, and vice versa, per INDYCAR. Sunday’s final round of qualifying, which runs from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET, has this qualification procedure for that session is as follows: Race 2 Qualifications - All Cars shall participate in one (1) of two (2) groups for 115 twelve (12) minutes each, of which five (5) minutes is guaranteed Green Condition time. Group two (2) Cars shall qualify first, followed by a five (5) minute break prior to Group (1), or as determined by INDYCAR.

James Hinchcliffe had a minor incident in this session which will require repairs to his No. 5 Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda to the left rear wheel pod. But the Canadian should be able to roll off fine from fourth.

Times are below. Today’s race starts at 3:50 p.m. ET.


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