Simon Pagenaud won the 2014 Grand Prix of Indianapolis. He finished 12th place in the latest IndyCar Series outing in the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: F. Peirce Williams/LAT Photographic)

navigates the streets of . He finished 12th place in the latest Series outing in the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: F. Peirce Williams/LAT Photographic)

Pagenaud’s strong start to the season continued Friday at Belle Isle Park where the Frenchman topped the timing sheets in Friday practice with a 1:17.6502.

Pagenaud, who won one of the two races held in 2013′s double-feature at Belle Isle, led Mike Conway, who won the other, by less than a tenth of a second once the checkered flag flew Friday afternoon.

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