Ryan Briscoe Fastest In Watkins Glen Practice

Dustin H.Correspondent IJuly 2, 2010

WATKINS GLEN, NY - JULY 02:  Ryan Briscoe drives the #6 Team Penske Dallara Honda during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on July 2, 2010 in Watkins Glen, New York.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Ryan Briscoe in the No. 6 Team Penske Dallara Honda Firestone was fastest in Friday's first practice session for the IZOD IndyCar Series at Watkins Glen.

Briscoe's time of 1:31.4143 at 132.714 mph was followed by teammate Helio Castroneves.

Scott Dixon, Dan Wheldon, and Justin Wilson, last year's winner, rounded out the top five. The 3.37 mile Watkins Glen Road Course always provides exciting racing, and this weekend should see plenty of it with the IndyCar Series.

Practice and qualifying will continue Saturday with the Peak Performance Pole Award up for grabs. The Camping World Grand Prix of Watkins Glen can be seen Sunday at 3:30pm on ABC from Watkins Glen in New York.

Camping World Grand Prix Practice Results From Watkins Glen

  1. Ryan Briscoe
  2. Helio Castroneves
  3. Scott Dixon
  4. Dan Wheldon
  5. Justin Wilson
  6. Will Power
  7. Dario Franchitti
  8. Raphael Matos
  9. Tony Kanaan
  10. Mario Moraes

Danica Patrick was 17th in practice, while Will Power comes into Watkins Glen as the points leader and is very strong on the road and street courses.