Honda Indy 200 Tag

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
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – The saying goes that it only takes one good lap in qualifying. For Alexander Rossi, it only took one lap – period – to take the Verizon P1 Award and pole position for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Rossi turned just one timed lap in the Firestone Fast Six, the last of three Verizon IndyCar Series knockout qualifying rounds, but it was enough to earn the first starting position. He was clocked at 1 minute, 4.6802 seconds (125.677 mph) in the No. 27 NAPARead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Charlie Kimball and Max Chilton have driven the last couple of seasons for Chip Ganassi Racing and after moving to Carlin for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the duo have had an uphill battle to climb with a new team. As part of being a new IndyCar team, Carlin has an extra few days of testing and they used a day at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course ahead of the Honda Indy 200, working to gather a baseline to help them move furtherRead More
By Takuma Sato, Driver Columnist In his sixth column for Motorsports Tribune, Takuma Sato discusses his return to form in the Verizon IndyCar Series round at Mid-Ohio, readying for the ‘Tricky Triangle’ known as Pocono Raceway, the 2018 Indy car and earning a Japanese lifetime achievement award for his performance in winning the 101st Indianapolis 500. Rebounding at Mid-Ohio I was reasonably happy. Obviously, qualifying third and finishing fifth isn’t the perfect scenario, but I was happy to have a strong race. It was a long time since I had a raceRead More

Posted On August 1, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Late Caution Hurts Hildebrand at Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer JR Hildebrand was moving through the Verizon IndyCar Series field during Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The California native had gained the most positions in the field until a caution for Ed Jones’s stalled car on Lap 67 put his strategy in disarray as he was unable to come into the pits for service until the field had packed up behind the pace car. “We ended up just going a lap long when that yellow came out,” saidRead More
LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sunday, July 31, 2016) – If there were any questions that Simon Pagenaud was feeling the pressure of the Verizon IndyCar Series title battle, the Team Penske driver answered them emphatically with an aggressive victory at today’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Pagenaud, in the No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Chevrolet, banged his way past teammate and primary championship contender Will Power for the deciding pass of the race and drove on to a 4.1620-second victory. Coupled with winning the Verizon P1 Award in qualifying Saturday, Pagenaud extendedRead More