Dario Franchitti led Scott Dixon to a Ganassi one-two in the third IndyCar practice session at Edmonton.
On a drying track, the name at the top of the timing screens changed constantly in the final few minutes before Franchitti made the spot his own with a 1m16.8904s, bettering Dixon's time by 0.0263sec.
The competitiveness of the session was underscored by the fact that the top six were covered by less than 0.3sec, with Penske's Will Power falling in just behind the Ganassi duo, and Justin Wilson, Alex Tagliani and Takuma Sato just behind him.
Damp conditions left from overnight rain caught a few drivers out in the first half an hour, with Josef Newgarden spinning onto the grass shortly after the session began and bringing out the first red flag. Helio Castroneves and Wilson were also responsible for brief stoppages due to spins, although all managed to avoid damaging their cars.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap
1. Dario Franchitti Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m16.8904s
2. Scott Dixon Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m16.9167s + 0.0263s
3. Will Power Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m16.9621s + 0.0717s
4. Justin Wilson Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m17.0743s + 0.1839s
5. Alex Tagliani Herta Dallara-Honda 1m17.1037s + 0.2133s
6. Takuma Sato Rahal Dallara-Honda 1m17.1308s + 0.2404s
7. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Dallara-Honda 1m17.3425s + 0.4521s
8. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m17.3436s + 0.4532s
9. EJ Viso KV Dallara-Chevy 1m17.3462s + 0.4558s
10. Graham Rahal Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m17.4277s + 0.5373s
11. James Jakes Coyne Dallara-Honda 1m17.4526s + 0.5622s
12. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon Dallara-Chevy 1m17.4852s + 0.5948s
13. Helio Castroneves Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m17.4918s + 0.6014s
14. Josef Newgarden Fisher Dallara-Honda 1m17.5417s + 0.6513s
15. Mike Conway Foyt Dallara-Honda 1m17.6577s + 0.7673s
16. Ryan Briscoe Penske Dallara-Chevy 1m17.6729s + 0.7825s
17. Tony Kanaan KV Dallara-Chevy 1m17.8131s + 0.9227s
18. Rubens Barrichello KV Dallara-Chevy 1m17.8660s + 0.9756s
19. Charlie Kimball Ganassi Dallara-Honda 1m17.8983s + 1.0079s
20. Oriol Servia Panther/DRR Dallara-Chevy 1m17.9621s + 1.0717s
21. James Hinchcliffe Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m18.0198s + 1.1294s
22. JR Hildebrand Panther Dallara-Chevy 1m18.0672s + 1.1768s
23. Marco Andretti Andretti Dallara-Chevy 1m18.1808s + 1.2904s
24. Simona de Silvestro HVM Dallara-Lotus 1m18.3754s + 1.4850s
25. Ed Carpenter Carpenter Dallara-Chevy 1m18.4536s + 1.5632s