Dixon, Franchitti pace IndyCar spring training



SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti paced the four days of IndyCar spring training.

The Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates posted the fastest laps of the four days at Sebring International Raceway.

Dixon’s lap of 51.7932 seconds on Thursday morning was fastest of all 27 drivers. Franchitti’s lap of 52.0157 on Friday afternoon was second.

Helio Castroneves was third with a lap of 52.1413 on Tuesday afternoon for Penske Racing. Former Formula One star Rubens Barrichello concluded his first test fourth on the chart with a lap of 52.1615 on Friday morning.

Will Power was fifth and was followed by JR Hildebrand, Ryan Briscoe and Mike Conway. Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato rounded out the top 10.

The season opens March 25 at St. Petersburg.