Dixon leads Power in stop-start second practice at Detroit

Dixon leads Power in stop-start second practice at Detroit

Experience took precedence over youth in IndyCar’s second practice session on the new downtown Detroit racecourse, Scott Dixon leading Will Power, as all drivers struggled to find a clear lap between traffic and red flags.

Since yesterday, the pit exit has been pinched, the blend line moving three feet closer to the right-hand wall to allow cars on the track to swing out and take a wider entry into the left-handed Turn 1 that follows.

The session was barely three minutes old when the first red flag flew as Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden got his Penske-Chevrolet stuck down an escape road and needed retrieving.

One of his teammates, Scott McLaughlin, was the first driver to set a sub-65sec time with a 1m04.3660 on his sixth lap, an average of 92.005mph around the 1.645-mile course.

Kyle Kirkwood obliterated that with a 1m03.5658s for Andretti Autosport-Honda, and Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda’s Alex Palou also ducked under the 64sec barrier but then out ca

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