Sam Hornish Jr. Dominates Crash Filled XFINITY Series Race at Mid-Ohio

Making just his third start of the season in the Team Penske No. 22 Ford, Sam Hornish Jr. led a race-high 61 of the 75 laps en route to an emotional victory in Saturday afternoon’s Mid-Ohio Challenge. It was the Ohio native’s first NASCCAR XFINITY Series win on the 2.258-mile circuit in his home state and the fifth of his XFINITY Series career career. “It’s right up there,” Hornish told NBCSN when asked to rate the dominance of his victory. “For me a lot of times, it seems like that’s…

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Rain Washes Out XFINITY Series Practices on Saturday at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Normally, when it rains on road course events, the schedule continues on. But, when it rains as hard as it did on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, plus Saturday forecasted to be dry, it meant the day was ruined for on track activity. Yes, NASCAR has rain tires and wipers for the windshields on their cars for road racing events, but with puddling a concern and conditions being much different on Saturday, why risk it? Last year’s race won by Justin Marks was raced in the…

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In 4 Different Trips To Mid-Ohio, There’s Been 4 Different XFINITY Series Winners

Up next on the NASCAR XFINITY SEries schedule is the second of three road courses this season, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, for the Mid-Ohio Challenge on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/MRN). This will be the fifth straight season that NASCAR has invaded the Ohio road course, with the first four events producing four different winners with four different teams. Team Penske’s A.J. Allmendinger won in 2013, while the 2014 race went to Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher. In 2015. the winner was JR Motorsport’s Regan Smith while last season’s victory…

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THE HONDA INDY 200 AT THE MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR RACE COURSE

Race day at any race track is special and it was no different at the Mid-Ohio sports car race course this past weekend. The Hons Indy 200 presented by the Verizon IndyCar Series was the final event of a jam packed three day racing weekend.  If you desire to read an account of the weekend’s racing activities, please read Eric Smith’s articles about the weekend’s racing that took place. With that being said, here is a brief history of the Mid-Ohio race course. The race course was opened in 1962…

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Drivers Rave Of New 2018 IndyCar Test, Says Racing Back in Drivers’ Hands

INDIANAPOLIS – Last week, both Oriol Servia and Juan Pablo Montoya tested the newly designed 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series concept for the first time ever at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The two test drivers raved about their experience saying the car is much better to drive and puts things back into the drivers’ hands. Well, after the first road course configuration test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the duo is still saying the same thing. 

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Josef Newgarden, Team Penske Dominates Honda Indy 200

Lexington, OH – Team Penske is really starting to show the promise that most thought they’d have for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. After being shut out of victory lane through the first two races of the season, and leading just 18 total laps in that same time frame, they’ve since been dominating. Josef Newgarden dominated Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday, reaching victory lane for the second straight race. Two weeks ago, Newgarden led 58 laps at Toronto en route to another dominating…

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Rahal Says He’s Driving Best Of His Career, Bobby Rahal Agrees, Rahal Finishes 3rd

Lexington, OH – The hometown hero had the speed this weekend. Graham Rahal was in prime contention to win his second Honda Indy 200 in the last three years. But, unfortunately a lapped car ended up putting him too far behind in the end to keep the leaders at bay. Rahal, started fourth on Sunday and was in the hunt from the drop of the green flag. He would end up third after his first pit sequence and in the hunt with Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud, until the second stop…

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Andretti Autosport Strong This Weekend, But Not Finishes They Wanted at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Momentum was the key word that the entire Andretti Autosport group was using heading to Mid-Ohio this weekend. They had three cars come away with top six finishes at Toronto two weeks ago. This weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, they had three cars inside the top 10 yet again. This time though, that thrill was gone. Despite a strong showing, they’re equally disappointed now as well. 

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Scott Dixon Loses Points Lead, Finishes 9th on Sunday at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Mid-Ohio was always Scott Dixon’s playground. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver has won five times at the 2.258-mile road course, most all-time. That had him with high hopes entering this weekend’s Honda Indy 200, as he was also the current Verizon IndyCar Series points leader as well. Instead, he leaves here frustrated. 

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IndyCar Points Stay Tight Leaving Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Entering this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the top six drivers in the standings were separated by just 64 points. The gap between first and second was a mere three markers. As we leave here on Sunday, the gap is still small from first to sixth. In fact, it got shaken up a little bit. 

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