Honda Indy 200 Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer A set of circumstances that probably has not happened before in Indy car racing history should not be what defines everybody’s memory of the Honda Indy 200. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is 2.258 miles of hilly, crazy pavement with few passing opportunities. As Scott Dixon’s red alternate sidewall tires began to wear off as the race concluded, several cars one lap down queued up behind the five-time series champion. They were all as fast, if not faster, than him. Marco Andretti, Max Chilton and Takuma SatoRead More

Posted On July 28, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Dixon Holds Off Teammate, Wins Mid-Ohio Again

By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sunday, July 28, 2019) – Five-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon made sure his name remains in consideration for the 2019 season title by winning Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. But career victory No. 46 required a dramatic last-lap battle with his Chip Ganassi Racing teammate. Dixon had rookie Felix Rosenqvist charging in the closing laps and in the final pass through Turn 2 they had wheel contact. Both cars bobbled, but they kept them straight, which led to aRead More

Posted On July 28, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Bourdais Qualifies Near Front at Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Sebastien Bourdais can breathe a sigh of relief knowing there’s only two rows of cars in front of him instead of 11 this year. Last year, the Frenchman started last at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course when the NTT IndyCar Series came to town. This year, Bourdais managed to qualify fifth for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200. Of course, Bourdais had a great car last year and finished sixth in the race, but there was a lot of work he had to do to makeRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — A few hundredths of a second here and there were all the kept Spencer Pigot from leading the third practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The No. 21 Autogeek Chevrolet was only .0577 seconds slower around the 2.258 mile road course than session-leading Colton Herta which translates to a difference of only .109 mph. Pigot has had a mix of fortunes at Mid-Ohio with two finishes outside the top 10 over the last two years following aRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Josef Newgarden pushed a little too hard at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and that aggression bit the NTT IndyCar Series points leader during Friday’s afternoon practice session. The 2017 Mid-Ohio winner was trying to get a fast lap in the last few minutes of the session when he spun the No. 2 PPG Chevrolet through the Turn 9 gravel and hit the tire barrier with the rear of his car. Newgarden ended the session in 11th place. “I just lost the car andRead More

Posted On July 26, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Dixon Paces Opening Practice at Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Five-time Mid-Ohio Indy car winner Scott Dixon put the rest of the field on notice that he is ready to get his sixth win at the 2.258 mile track in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200. The No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing PNC Bank Honda turned in a fastest lap of 1 minute, 6.0973 seconds to average 122.982 mph. Dixon was happy to be first but knew there was a lot more track time ahead. “It’s okay, like it’s first session right, so you’ve gotRead More

Posted On July 26, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

2019 Mid-Ohio IndyCar Preview

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The rest of 2019 NTT IndyCar Series is a numbers game. Five races left with four drivers realistically in the title hunt contesting races over three time zones for two manufacturers with one champion to be crowned. The first of those five races is this weekend with the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Since Long Beach in April, every race has been won by one of the top four drivers in the championship standings and all four have wonRead More

Posted On July 23, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

IndyCar Techbench Tuesday: Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Setting up a car for a road course like Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course can be a challenge. Getting the setup right can pay dividends, as Scott Dixon has shown by winning at the track five times during his Indy car racing career. Since 2015, Chris Simmons has been Dixon’s race engineer at Chip Ganassi Racing. In that time, the pair have one pole and a best finish of fourth place on the 2.258 mile road course. To get Dixon his sixth win at Mid-Ohio will requireRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After being out of the NTT IndyCar Series since 2016, RC Enerson will make his long-awaited return this weekend at in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, driving Carlin’s No. 31 Chevrolet with Lucas Oil School being his primary sponsor. Trevor Carlin, Team Principal for Carlin, commented that after spending time with the team and showcased his potential during INDYCAR Spring Training at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, he felt it made sense having Enerson run an Indy car race. “We’re excited to have RCRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is the only other team besides Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing to win at Mid-Ohio in the last 11 years and they have an excellent chance to add to that as their two drivers start seventh and eighth for today’s Honda Indy 200. Graham Rahal won at Mid-Ohio in 2015 and will start ahead of teammate Takuma Sato but both drivers could have advanced higher up the grid with a bit more luck. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James HinchcliffeRead More