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IndyCar: Scott Dixon tops third St. Petersburg practice session

ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 25: Rubens Barichello of Brazil, drives the #8 BMC - Embrase - KV Racing Technology Chevrolet in the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg on March 25, 2012 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - MARCH 25: Rubens Barichello of Brazil, drives the #8 BMC - Embrase - KV Racing Technology Chevrolet in the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg on March 25, 2012 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) /
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The final pre-qualifying practice session for the opening race of the 2018 IndyCar season at St. Petersburg is in the books. Who looks solid?

The third practice session for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, which is the opening race of the 2018 IndyCar season, has come to an end, meaning there are no more practice sessions until qualifying for the race takes place this afternoon.

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon topped the speed chart with a top lap time of 60.7571 seconds (106.654 miles per hour) around the 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary street circuit in his #9 Honda.

The top Chevrolet driver in the session was Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden, who won last year’s IndyCar championship. Newgarden finished in 2nd place in the session and led a string of six consecutive Chevrolet drivers from 2nd to 7th.

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Also in that string of Chevrolet drivers from 2nd to 7th place were Newgarden’s two teammates. Will Power finished the session in 3rd, and Simon Pagenaud finished the session in 6th, giving Team Penske their best practice session of the weekend so far.

Chevrolet drivers Jordan King, Matheus Leist and Spencer Pigot finished in 4th, 5th and 7th place in the practice session. None of those three drivers have ever driven full-time in IndyCar before, and King and Leist have never even driven in one IndyCar race. Aside of Dixon in 1st, the top Honda driver of the session was Alexander Rossi in 8th place.

Here are the full practice results from the third practice session for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

RankDriverCar, Team, Engine
1Scott Dixon#9, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
2Josef Newgarden#1, Team Penske, Chevrolet
3Will Power#12, Team Penske, Chevrolet
4Jordan King#20, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet
5Matheus Leist#4, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet
6Simon Pagenaud#22, Team Penske, Chevrolet
7Spencer Pigot#21, Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet
8Alexander Rossi#27, Andretti Autosport, Honda
9Takuma Sato#30, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda
10Tony Kanaan#14, A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Chevrolet
11Marco Andretti#98, Andretti Herta Autosport, Honda
12Ryan Hunter-Reay#28, Andretti Autosport, Honda
13James Hinchcliffe#5, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda
14Zach Veach#26, Andretti Autosport, Honda
15Sebastien Bourdais#18, Dale Coyne Racing, Honda
16Robert Wickens#6, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Honda
17Gabby Chaves#88, Harding Racing, Chevrolet
18Ed Jones#10, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda
19Graham Rahal#15, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Honda
20Jack Harvey#60, Michael Shank Racing, Honda
21Max Chilton#59, Carlin Motorsport, Chevrolet
22Charlie Kimball#23, Carlin Motorsport, Chevrolet
23Zachary Claman DeMelo#19, Dale Coyne Racing, Honda
24Rene Binder#32, Juncos Racing, Chevrolet

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Qualifying for the race is set to take place starting at 2:20 pm ET, and the final practice session for the race is set to take place tomorrow morning at 8:45 am ET. Be sure to tune in to ABC tomorrow at 12:30 pm ET to watch the 2018 IndyCar season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.