Dixon Runs Second in Tight Edmonton Field
Detroit race winner Scott Dixon paced the Honda-powered entries Friday at the Edmonton City Centre
airport temporary circuit, posting the second-fastest time in a tight field during IZOD IndyCar Series
practice in preparation for Sunday’s Edmonton Indy. After two sessions, less than one half-second
separated the top 18 drivers in the 25-car field, with Mike Conway and Simon Pagenaud also posting top-
four times on the day.
Alex Tagliani, Dario Franchitti and Justin Wilson made it six Honda drivers in the top eight, while
Pagenaud led a Honda sweep of the top eight positions in morning practice.
IZOD IndyCar Series activities in Edmonton continue Saturday, with final practice and “Fast Six” knockout
qualifying. Sunday’s 75-lap race starts at 2:30 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on the NBC Sports
Scott Dixon (#9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) second quickest in Friday practice: “I’m happy
with my car; it seems pretty decent. At one point, I was up [on the field] by three or four tenths [of a
second], but came up on a slower car and ruined that lap. We really didn’t get another chance for a clear
lap. But I’m confident we have a strong car. With rain forecast for qualifying, it should be an exciting
show for the fans tomorrow. There are a lot of good passing points on this track, and it’s going to be a
heck of a race.”