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Posted On August 12, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Sam Hornish Dominates En Route to Mid-Ohio Win

By NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio – Sam Hornish Jr. dominated Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, but his victory was anything but certain until the waning laps of a caution-filled race. Hornish, driving Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang, earlier had eclipsed his own qualifying record at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and edged series rookie Daniel Hemric by 1.335 seconds when the event ultimately went green for the final time with five circuits remaining in the 75-lap distance. The victory was the fifth in the series byRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor On a normal day, Andy Lally can be found driving his No. 93 Acura in the GT Daytona division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but from time to time the New York native takes a break from his full-time sports car efforts to try his hand at NASCAR. The road course specialist was called upon once again for this year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio and Lally did not disappoint, turning in a top-five finish when the checkered flag waved on the Mid-OhioRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  For Matt Tifft, his first trip to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course resulted in a career best finish of third. Tifft ran towards the front for most of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Mid-Ohio Challenge. Tifft’s No. 19 Akron Community Foundation / Acquire Investment Toyota Camry ran inside the top-five throughout the course of the race. He never challenged for the lead, but ran with eventual race winner Sam Hornish, Jr., Daniel Hemric, and teammate James Davison. Pit strategy kept Tifft outside of the top-10 atRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer For just the second time in his career, Michael Annett will pilot the No. 5 Allstate Parts & Service Group Chevrolet Camaro at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After the race at Watkins Glen, Annett has a comfortable gap over those outside the Playoffs in the NASCAR Xfinity Series heading into the Mid-Ohio Challenge. In Annett’s one start at Mid-Ohio, he started 21st and finished 22nd. In 15 career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts on road courses, he has just one top-10 finish. That came inRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer 20 races into the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, only three of the NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars (Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed, and William Byron three times) have scored victories during the 2017 season. This weekend the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Mid-Ohio Challenge, the 21st race of the season. Sadler continues to lead the Championship Point standings, despite not scoring a win. He leads with 62 points over his JR Motorsports teammate, Byron. The last time the Xfinity Series visitedRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio – Not even a caution with four laps remaining in Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge could detour road course expert Justin Marks from scoring his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Marks, driver of the No. 42 Katerra Chevrolet Camaro, withstood a rain-soaked challenge from Sam Hornish Jr on the final restart, but Marks showcased his road racing skills when it counted most and stretched his lead to 3.7 seconds when the checkered flag flew. “These are as toughRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor NASCAR road course races have become some of the most entertaining races on the schedule over the last several years, but when you throw in rain, things tend to get a little bit chaotic. On Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, that is exactly what happened for the drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 75 lap event started off under overcast skies, but it didn’t take long for the rain that had been forecasted for the weekend to surround the facility andRead More