Rossi Dominates In Caution Free Honda Indy 200 At Mid-Ohio
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi in the No.27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda dominated the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course coming home just ahead of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Robert Wickens in the No.6 Lucas Oil Honda in what was a caution free 90 lap race.
Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet rounded out the podium in third place just ahead of defending series champion Josef Newgarden in the No.1 Hitachi Chevrolet.
Scott Dixon in the No.9 PNC Bank Honda finished the race in fifth place for Chip Ganassi Racing and heads to the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono next month with a 46 point lead in the championship. Dale Coyne with Vasser Sullivan Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.18 Team SealMaster Honda had a fantastic race as he came through the field from last on the grid to finish the race in sixth just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet ended the race in eighth place just ahead of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fifth Third Bank Honda while Zach Veach rounded out the top ten.
Marco Andretti finished the race just outside the top ten in 11th place in the No.98 Ruoff Home Mortgages Honda while Ed Carpenter Racing’s Jordan King and Spencer Pigot ended the race in 12th and 13th place respectively. It was a disappointing race for James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as the Mayor of HinchTown finished the race in 14th place having started the event from 10th place.
Ed Jones finished the race in 15th place for Chip Ganassi Racing having had to pit his No.10 NTT DATA Honda late in the race.
Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Treiba Chevrolet ended the race in 16th place just ahead of Takuma Sato. Tony Kanaan was 18th for AJ Foyt Racing just ahead of his team mate Mathues Matt Leist.
Jack Harvey finished 20th just ahead of Rene Binder and Harding Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.88 Harding Group Chevrolet.
Pietro Fittipaldi finished the race in 23rd place for Dale Coyne Racing while Max Chilton rounded out the order with all of the cars finishing the event. There were 188 passes today with five lead changes. Next up the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway next month.