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Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Carlos Munoz, Scott Dixon, JR Hildebrand

Newgarden turns fastest lap in final full Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden had the fastest car Monday in the final full practice for the Indianapolis 500.

Less than 24 hours after the young American was relegated to the No. 2 starting spot for Sunday's race, Newgarden posted the best lap in the second-to-last practice at 227.414 mph. Target Chip Ganassi teammates Tony Kanaan, the 2013 race winner, and defending series champion Scott Dixon finished second and third at 226.393 and 226.339 on the 2.5-mile oval.

James Hinchcliffe, the pole-winning driver from Canada, was 17th at 224.602.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

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1Kevin Harvick3512
2Kyle Busch3424
3Carl Edwards3371
4Jimmie Johnson3293
5Joey Logano3165
6Kurt Busch3126
7Brad Keselowski3009
8Dale Earnhardt Jr.2797
9Martin Truex Jr.27410
10Austin Dillon27212
11Chase Elliott27111
12Denny Hamlin2698