Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The race that literally got its race confirmed a week ago came and went with some captivating takeaways. This weekend’s Honda Indy 200 doubleheader at Mid-Ohio saw guys getting their grips together that brought much needed positives to this rather topsy turvy NTT IndyCar Series season. You saw Team Penske’s Will Power and Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta setting the tone without any mistakes getting in the way. The latter team in particular, it was easily their best weekend they’ve had in a real long time andRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – The most physically challenging track on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES schedule and the threat of rain looming over the last 10 laps of the race were no match for Will Power, who cruised to his first win of 2020 in Race 1 of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio doubleheader Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Power drove the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet to a dominating win in a caution-free race, beating Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden to the finish line by 7.4523Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The show will indeed go on at Mid-Ohio as the latest doubleheader weekend kicks off the final leg of the NTT IndyCar Series championship trail. Although Scott Dixon, the master of Lexington with six wins to his name, has the 96-point championship lead under control. It’s far from over and that’s what you’ll get from him because one bad weekend could change everything and that’s when Josef Newgarden and Pato O’Ward come into the mix. Fresh off a win from the second Gateway race, much neededRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time since 1946, America Open Wheel Racing won’t be visiting the West Coast following the cancellations of both the Grand Prix of Portland and the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca doubleheader Monday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NTT IndyCar Series confirmed they won’t be heading to those two venues and will leave the month of September without racing. The first removed was Portland International Raceway, originally scheduled to have its third straight grand prix weekend on September 11-13. The Oregon circuit issued aRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rising star Rinus VeeKay of the Netherlands will get a second NTT IndyCar Series test with Ed Carpenter Racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course October 15. In August, VeeKay tested for ECR at Portland International Raceway along with Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion Oliver Askew, who tested for Chip Ganassi Racing. VeeKay was able to impress ECR to give him another shot due to his pace being on-par or better than most experienced INDYCAR drivers. The 19-year-old said he’s looking forward to Tuesday’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The ‘third time was the charm’ as AJ Allmendinger earned a top-five finish at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and NBC Sports IMSA analyst restarted inside the top-five with 15 laps to go. Allmendinger squeezed by Timmy Hill and Michael Annett in his No. 10 Leaf Filter Gutter Protection Chevrolet Camaro SS. By the time the Kaulig Racing driver cleared the two series regulars, he had lost touch with the leaders. Allmendinger then had to hold off charges fromRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer IMSA GTD racer Jack Hawksworth made the most of his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing a respectable 15th in Saturday’s B&L Transport 170. After joining Joe Gibbs Racing on a short notice due to the departure of Jeffrey Earnhardt, the British racer made the most out of his No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra. He was a top-tier competitor, setting the pace during Friday’s final practice and started second alongside Austin Cindric, who won the 75-lap race. While the top-15 resultRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio — Austin Cindric claimed his second NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in as many weeks – earning an impressive 3.78-second win over Christopher Bell and former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup driver A.J. Allmendinger Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The 20-year old Cindric had just celebrated his career first win last week at the iconic Watkins Glen International road course and with a huge smile, effusively wondered what may be next for his No. 22 Team Penske FordRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent NASCAR Next alum Will Rodgers has signed on for two NASCAR Xfinity Series road course races with Brandonbilt Motorsports. The Maui, HI native will drive the No. 86 KELLY Benefit Strategies Chevrolet Camaro SS in the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Drive for the Cure 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Roval. Rodgers made his Xfinity Series debut with the Jerry Brown-owned team at Iowa Speedway. He started 21st and finished 28th. “I have been connected to KELLY Benefit Strategies from both aRead More
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. Scott Dixon’s red alternate sidewall tires began to wear off as the race concluded, allowing several cars one lap down to queue up behind the five-time (and defending) series champion. They were all as fast, if not faster, than the 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner.Read More