Verizon IndyCar Series - Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Preview

07/29/2014 1:50 PM

07/29/2014 2:00 PM

Date: Sunday, Aug. 3

Start Time: 3:50 p.m. ET (scheduled green flag)

Site: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course -- Lexington, Ohio

Track: 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course

Laps: 90

Miles: 203.22

Capacity:

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 8th (IndyCar-sanctioned race)

On TV: NBC Sports Network

Announcers:

On Radio: IMS Radio Network/SIRIUS XM Radio

Race record: Charlie Kimball, 2013 (117.825 mph)

Qualifying record: Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2013 (124.385 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Charlie Kimball

Runner up: Simon Pagenaud

Pole winner: Ryan Hunter-Reay (124.385 mph)

Top 10:

1. Charlie Kimball (Start: 5)

2. Simon Pagenaud (8)

3. Dario Franchitti (6)

4. Will Power (2)

5. Ryan Hunter-Reay (1)

6. Helio Castroneves (14)

7. Scott Dixon (3)

8. Justin Wilson (7)

9. Marco Andretti (4)

10. James Hinchcliffe (12)

Average speed: 117.825 mph

Time of race: 1 hr., 43 mins., 29.1371 secs.

Margin of victory: 5.5334 secs.

Caution flags: none

Lead changes: 5 among 3 drivers

Past winners

2013 Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 117.825 mph

2012 Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 115.379 mph

2011 Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 105.861 mph

2010 Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 100.542 mph

2009 Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 108.541 mph

2008 Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 94.873 mph

2007 Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 107.222 mph

Last race

Race: Honda Indy Toronto/Race 2 (July 20 -- 80-minute timed race)

Site: Streets of Toronto -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Miles: 98

Laps: 56 (rain-shortened)

Finish line order: Mike Conway, Tony Kanaan, Will Power, Charlie Kimball, Takuma Sato

Time of Race: 1 hr., 20 mins., 35.5420 secs.

Average speed: 73.168 mph

Margin of victory: 3.5418 secs.

Caution flags: 7 for 20 laps

Lead changes: 6 among 5 drivers

Lap leaders: Castroneves 1-11, Power 12-13, Newgarden 14-20, Castroneves Castroneves 1-11, Power 12-13, Newgarden 14-20, Castroneves 21-41, Power 42-44, Wilson 45-49, Conway 50-56.

Entry list

#2 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/Team Penske

#3 Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil Chevrolet/Team Penske

#7 Mikhail Aleshin (Moscow, Russia) Honda/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

#8 Ryan Briscoe (Sydney, Australia) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#9 Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#10 Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#11 Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France) Chevrolet/KVSH Racing

#12 Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia) Chevrolet/Team Penske

#14 Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan) Honda/A.J. Foyt Enterprises

#15 Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH) Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

#16 Luca Filippi (Savigliano, Italy) Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

#17 Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/KVAFS Racing

#18 Carlos Huertas (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing

#19 Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing

#20 Mike Conway (Bromley, England) Chevrolet/Ed Carpenter Racing

#25 Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA) Honda/Andretti Autosport

#27 James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada) Honda/Andretti Autosport

#28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL Honda/Andretti Autosport

#34 Carlos Munoz (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Andretti-HVM

#67 Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN) Honda/Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

#77 Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France Honda/Schmidt Peterson Hamilton

#83 * Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#99 Jack Hawksworth (Bradford, England) Honda/BHA/BBM

Leading contenders

Name 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Charlie Kimball 11 21 Won
Simon Pagenaud 13 3 2
Will Power 4 2 14 2 4
Ryan Hunter-Reay 7 10 4 10 3 24 5
Helio Castroneves 3 2 12 3 19 16 6
Scott Dixon Won 3 Won 5 Won Won 7
Justin Wilson 4 11 13 27 18 8
Marco Andretti 18 25 6 9 7 8 9
James Hinchcliffe 20 5 10
Sebastien Bourdais 9 4 12
Graham Rahal 16 8 20 24 11 18
Sebastian Saavedra 27 19
Takuma Sato 25 4 13 22
Josef Newgarden 12 23
Tony Kanaan 4 7 10 17 5 6 24
Ryan Briscoe 3 Won 2 6 16 7
Mike Conway 20 26 21
Juan Pablo Montoya
Carl Munoz
Carlos Huertas
Mikhail Aleshin
Jack Hawksworth

Notes

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is the 15th race on the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season schedule.

This 2.258-mile road course, located roughly 60 miles north of Columbus, Ohio, opened in 1962.

This will be the eighth time Mid-Ohio hosts an IndyCar-sanctioned race. Prior to IndyCar's inaugural event in 2007, CART competed there each year from 1983-2003. A USAC race was held at this track in 1980.

Scott Dixon has won four of the seven previous IndyCar races at Mid-Ohio. Dixon, the three-time and defending series champion, has yet to score a victory this season. He is currently sixth in the point standings (146 points behind leader Helio Castroneves).

A driver from Chip Ganassi Racing has won all but one of the seven IndyCar events at this track -- Dixon (2007, '09, '11 and '12), Dario Franchitti (2010) and Charlie Kimball (2013). Ryan Briscoe took the checkered flag for the 2008 race when he drove for Team Penske. Briscoe is now driving for Ganassi.

Last year, Kimball claimed his maiden win in the series at Mid-Ohio. In a race that ran caution-free, Kimball passed Simon Pagenaud and took the lead for good with 18 laps remaining. He beat Pagenaud to the finish line by 5.5 seconds. His first victory came in his 45th start.

The next race is the Aug. 17 ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at The Milwaukee Mile. Ryan Hunter-Reay won last year's race there.

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