IndyCar: Dixon heads Barber warm-up

IndyCar: Dixon heads Barber warm-up

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IndyCar: Dixon heads Barber warm-up

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Scott Dixon topped Sunday morning warm-up at Barber Motorsports park with a 68.2928sec lap on his penultimate tour of the 2.38-mile road course in Birmingham, Ala. The Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driver, who will start from fourth on the grid for this afternoon’s Honda Indy GP of Alabama, was 0.2891sec faster than Team Penske-Chevy driver Will Power.

The reigning champion caused minor amusement when he had a 360-deg spin through the grass exiting Turn 9 and collected a Firestone sign board, which he trailed behind him for the remainder of the lap. However, the car was apparently unharmed as he set his fastest lap two laps later, edging teammate Simon Pagenaud by just over a tenth.

Graham Rahal was top Honda again, as in qualifying, and his seventh place was 0.6sec off top spot. Andretti Autosport-Honda’s struggles continued, with 12th, 14th and 16th times.

The only other point of note was Francesco Dracone spinning his No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing-Honda after running wide coming onto the pit straight. He stalled, bringing out the red flag briefly.

The race starts at 2:30pm Central Time, airs live on NBCSN, with extra data available on the Verizon INDYCAR 15 app (see link above) and live timing on IndyCar.com.

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