Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon heads to Mid-Ohio this weekend hoping to add to his great record here. In 11 previous starts the New Zealander has five wins. 2 pole positions, six podium finishes and has completed every racing lap of the Lexington circuit.
Tony Kanaan goes into the race this weekend making his 15th career start at the circuit, the Brazilian has five top five finishes here and eight top ten finishes.
Max Chilton will make his first Verizon IndyCar Series Mid-Ohio start this weekend having raced here last season in the Indy Lights series where he finished on the podium in second place in both of the races in 2015.
Charlie Kimball took victory here for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2013 and in four Verizon IndyCar starts at Mid-Ohio has two top ten finishes. Speaking to Paddock Eye last week about Mid-Ohio when asked about if he is confident about a good result this weekend having won here in 2013, Kimball commented by saying:
I think it helps with the confidence. There’s always that voice in the back of your head when you say I can win this weekend and there’s a voice that sometimes says well, you haven’t done it yet this will be the first time. Well going back to Mid-Ohio that voice isn’t there it’s going yeah you can because you’ve done it. For me, the great thing about 2013 was how we won it. We didn’t win it by saving fuel, we didn’t win it by catching a lucky yellow, we won it by driving the wheels off the thing and to commit to a three stop strategy the guys were great in pit-lane, we had a fast car. I had a clear track and was able to make up the time needed for that third stop and so we won a race by going fast and for me that was a great way to get my first INDYCAR win.