Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Tag

By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – This victory almost seemed like destiny for Josef Newgarden and Team Penske. Newgarden drove to the first victory of 2021 for himself and Team Penske on Sunday, leading 73 of 80 laps and holding off a charging Marcus Ericsson to win The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the HPD Ridgeline in the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet. It ended a dry spell of nine races without a victory for Newgarden and Team Penske, the winningest team in INDYCAR SERIES history. LINKS: Results The win,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Marcus Ericsson was having a super quiet, yet strong 4th of July at Mid-Ohio. That all changed as his eyes was towards victory in the Honda Indy 200. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be as he wasn’t able to beat Josef Newgarden, losing by 0.8790 seconds. On a day Newgarden owned the competition once again, Ericsson really put the pressure on the Penske competitor. It really transpired after both competitors pitted for the final time on Laps 54-55. Ericsson pitted a lap later than Newgarden, butRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power’s miserable season continued during Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. While battling Scott Dixon for fourth on the Lap 4 restart, contact was made entering Turn 5. It sent Power into a spin, right in front of oncoming traffic. Several drivers were able to avoid the plum of smoke, including Sebastien Bourdais. The same can’t be said for Ed Jones, who crashed into Power. Such collision destroyed Jones’ left front suspension, symbolizing another retirement. Power’s day was also over as this incident ended anyRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden continued to dominate NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, winning his third consecutive series pole. Now he must put aside recent disappointments in races and win the Honda Indy 200 Presented by the HPD Ridgeline. The two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and driver of the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet became the first series driver since 2015 to win three consecutive poles. Newgarden also was the top qualifier for the second race in Detroit and atRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – There’s one thing clear with Josef Newgarden as he and Team Penske search for their first victory this season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES: Speed is not a problem. Newgarden led the opening practice for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Presented by the HPD Ridgeline on Friday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The two-time series champion turned a top lap of 1 minute, 7.2524 in the No. 2 XPEL Team Penske Chevrolet, continuing a trend that has seen Newgarden win the NTT P1 Award atRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Seven races are left in this season’s NTT IndyCar Series campaign with the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course being this weekend’s stop. Among the field of 26, four notable drivers stand out with two returning from injuries. On Tuesday, Felix Rosenqvist was cleared to drive his No. 7 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet after missing the last two races. A day later, Rinus VeeKay got the okay to drive the No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet. Santino Ferrucci will also make another appearance in the No. 45 RahalRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service With a remarkable run from the back of the field in the final stage at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, AJ Allmendinger charged to an overtime victory in Saturday’s B&L Transport 170 and tied Marcos Ambrose for the most NASCAR Xfinity Series road course wins all-time. The triumph at the home track of team owner Matt Kaulig was the fifth in the series on a road course for Allmendinger, the first two-time winner at the technical 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit. Allmendinger went to Victory Lane inRead More
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