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What Mattered for IndyCar: Honda Indy 200

Josef Newgarden celebrating his win at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

After the results had time to sink in, let’s take a closer look at what mattered in Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the NTT IndyCar Series. First, and probably most important, Josef Newgarden scored Team Penske’s first win of the season and the first win for a driver …

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Marcus Ericsson Comes Up Short, Finishes 2nd at Mid-Ohio

Marcus Ericsson practicing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Marcus Ericsson could almost taste his second NTT IndyCar Series win. Unfortunately, Josef Newgarden was just too good. As the final 15 laps drew to a close in Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Ericsson’s No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda drew closer and closer to Newgarden’s …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Snaps Heartbreak Streak

Josef Newgarden at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Josef Newgarden dominated Sunday’s (July 4) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course en route to his first victory of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. Newgarden’s closest challenger was Marcus Ericsson, who spent the last stint of the race chasing down Newgarden. By the race’s end the top two were more than 20 …

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What Mattered for IndyCar: Saturday at Mid-Ohio

James Hinchcliffe practicing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — A shakeup in the grid for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will have fans of the NTT IndyCar Series looking for action throughout the 26-car field. While many could expect to see Josef Newgarden and Colton Herta on the front row and the next six cars …

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Josef Newgarden Wins Pole Position at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden celebrating pole position at Mid-Ohio

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio — After a crushing defeat at Road America two weeks ago, Josef Newgarden secured pole position for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for his third pole in a row in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. The No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet navigated the 13 turn, 2.258 …

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5th Fastest for Graham Rahal in Opening Practice at Home Race

Graham Rahal practicing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio— Graham Rahal’s weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course started on a good note as the New Albany, Ohio native was fifth fastest in the opening practice session for the NTT IndyCar Series’s Honda Indy 200 on Sunday (July 4th). Rahal’s fastest lap of 1 minute, 7.7561 seconds was just .5037 seconds slower than …

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What Mattered for IndyCar: Friday at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden practices at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

(Photo by Matt Fraver/INDYCAR)

LEXINGTON, Ohio— Josef Newgarden’s heartbreak at the last NTT IndyCar Series race at Road America seems to be behind the Tennessee native as the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet led opening practice for Sunday’s (July 4th) Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Newgarden’s lap of 1 minute, 7.2524 seconds averaged to 120.870 mph, …

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A Statistical Deep Dive into Jimmie Johnson’s Race at Road America

Jimmie Johnson practicing at Road America

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

Road America’s 14 turns across its 4.014 mile layout provides NTT IndyCar Series drivers with a flowing, fast circuit upon which to drive. For a rookie, Road America can be a daunting task, and for Jimmie Johnson, the Wisconsin circuit was just that. Sunday’s (June 20th) REV Group Grand Prix was 55 laps of racing …

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What Mattered for IndyCar at Road America on Sunday

Josef Newgarden and Alex Palou at Road America

(Photo by James Black/INDYCAR)

The REV Group Grand Prix was joyful for some, full of heartbreak for others, but Sunday (June 20th) reminded everyone that in order to finish first, first you must finish. Josef Newgarden led the most laps (32 of 55) and was looking good for another race win, his second at Road America after his 2018 …

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Max Chilton Scores Long-Awaited Top-10 Finish at Road America

Max Chilton at Road America

(Photo by Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR)

Max Chilton’s top-10 finish at Road America on Sunday was a long time coming for the Carlin Motorsport racer. 1,386 days, in fact. That’s how long it was since Chilton finished eighth when the NTT IndyCar Series raced at Watkins Glen in September 2017 and that dry spell ended with a 10th-place finish at Sunday’s …

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