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Default Honda Racing: Hunter-Reay, Honda Lead Friday Practice at Mid-Ohio

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  • Ryan Hunter-Reay runs quickest in opening-day practice

  • Five-time Mid-Ohio winner Scott Dixon posts third-fastest lap

  • Six Honda drivers in top 10


Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon led the way for Honda Friday in Verizon IndyCar Series practice for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing the day first and third on the time charts after a pair of 45-minute sessions.


A previous Mid-Ohio pole winner, Andretti Autosport's Hunter-Reay paced the second, slightly faster practice session in a highly competitive day that saw no fewer than eight drivers all run within a half-second of Hunter-Reay's 1:04.2961 benchmark.  Dixon, the unofficial "Master of Mid-Ohio" with five career wins here, posted the third-fastest time with his Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. 


Alexander Rossi rounded out the top five for Honda, with teammate Marco Andretti seventh in his Andretti Autosport Honda.  Graham Rahal, the 2015 winner here, ended the day in eighth with James Hinchcliffe making it six Hondas in the top 10 with a best time of 1:04.8613, in 10th.


Activities at the Honda Indy 200 continue tomorrow, with final practice and qualifying.  Coverage of Sunday's 90-lap event starts at 3 p.m. EDT, live on the NBC Sports Network.


Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport Honda): "Today was a good run.  The DHL car was good; we just need to continue to make improvements from session to session. We didn't test here, so it was nice to see we had a good pace from last year. We could just roll out and improve from there. We have a lot of work to do tomorrow; we know everyone else is going to be improving. It's amazing, if you look at the times and see how close everything is, there is no margin for error. It's going to be that way all weekend, so we're just happy to have a productive day and looking forward to another one of those tomorrow."


Verizon IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200
Circuit:                             Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.258-mile road course), Lexington, Ohio
2016 Winner:     Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske) 110.853 mph average
Weather:           Partly sunny, mild, 77 degrees F


Top-10 Friday Practice Session Results:






























































































Ps.

Driver      



Team



Manufacturer



Best Time



Notes



  1.



Ryan Hunter-Reay



Andretti Autosport



Honda



1:04.2961



Practice 2



  2.



Josef Newgarden



Team Penske



Chevrolet



1:04.4375



Practice 2



  3.



Scott Dixon



Chip Ganassi Racing



Honda



1:04.4910



Practice 2



  4.



Simon Pagenaud



Team Penske



Chevrolet



1:04.5625



Practice 2



  5.



Alexander Rossi



Andretti Herta Autosport



Honda



1:04.6358



Practice 2



  6.



Will Power



Team Penske



Chevrolet



1:04.6828



Practice 2



  7.



Marco Andretti



Andretti Autosport



Honda



1:04.7770



Practice 2



  8.



Graham Rahal



Rahal Letterman Lanigan



Honda



1:04.7973



Practice 2



  9.



Helio Castroneves



Team Penske



Chevrolet



1:04.8154



Practice 2



10.



James Hinchcliffe



Schmidt Peterson Motorsports



Honda



1:04.8613



Practice 2



Other Honda Results






























































11.

Takuma Sato



Andretti Autosport



Honda



1:05.1008



Practice 2



12.



Ed Jones-R



Dale Coyne Racing                



Honda



1:05.1411



Practice 2



13.



Max Chilton



Chip Ganassi Racing



Honda



1:05.1429



Practice 1



14.



Mikhail Aleshin



Schmidt Peterson Motorsports



Honda



1:05.1859



Practice 2



15.



Charlie Kimball



Chip Ganassi Racing



Honda



1:05.2065



Practice 2



18.



Tony Kanaan



Chip Ganassi Racing



Honda



1:05.3474



Practice 2



19.



Esteban Gutierriez-R



Dale Coyne Racing                



Honda



1:05.4063



Practice 2



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