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Newgarden leads Saturday Mid-Ohio practice

Aug 3, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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Josef Newgarden led Saturday morning’s 45-minute practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series’ Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The series sophomore lapped the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 1:06.654 in the No. 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda.

Marco Andretti, E.J. Viso, James Hinchcliffe and Justin Wilson rounded out the top five.

The session had a long red flag for an accident by Charlie Kimball in the No. 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. Kimball lost control through Turn 1 and backed into the tire barriers, temporarily getting airborne, but landing right side up. The car suffered severe damage at the rear, forcing a change to a backup car but not a change of engines.

Qualifying groups are below. The session is green at 2 p.m. ET local time and on NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. ET later this evening.

It will be a normal qualifying session with the fastest six in each group advancing to the top 12, with the six best there moving into the Firestone Fast Six.

Group 1                  Group 2
#9 Scott Dixon           #12 Will Power
#10 Dario Franchitti     #1 Ryan Hunter-Reay
#83 Charlie Kimball      #98 Luca Filippi
#27 James Hinchcliffe    #25 Marco Andretti
#78 Simona de Silvestro  #77 Simon Pagenaud
#3 Helio Castroneves     #11 Tony Kanaan
#67 Josef Newgarden      #7 Sebastien Bourdais
#5 E.J. Viso             #55 Tristan Vautier
#19 Justin Wilson        #4 Oriol Servia
#18 James Davison        #15 Graham Rahal
#6 Sebastian Saavedra    #16 James Jakes
#20 Ed Carpenter         #14 Takuma Sato

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