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Wickens: Backmarker, blue-flag situation was “comical”

Robert Wickens said he was frustrated by the “comical” situation he found in the final stint at Mid-Ohio when he got caught behind lapped cars as he tried to chase down leader Alexander Rossi.

Rossi: Winning strategy was decided during the race

Mid-Ohio IndyCar winner Alexander Rossi admits that his Andretti Autosport team only concluded a two-stop strategy was feasible when they saw his fuel consumption in the opening laps of the race.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Rossi's two-stop strategy defeats all rivals

Alexander Rossi and Andretti Autosport made a two-stop strategy work in a caution-free Mid-Ohio IndyCar race, as rookie Robert Wickens led the three-stopping cars to claim second.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: O’Ward beats Herta again

Pato O’Ward led another Andretti Autosport 1-2-3 to score his seventh win of the season, as Colton Herta, still nursing an injured thumb, took second ahead of Ohio’s Ryan Norman.

Mid-Ohio MRTI: Kirkwood earns USF2000 title, VeeKay sweeps Pro Mazda

Kyle Kirkwood scored his eighth, ninth and tenth wins in the 2018 USF2000 championship to clinch the championship with two races to go, while Rinus VeeKay won both Pro Mazda rounds.

IndyCar stars happy with more difficult 2018 car

Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon have praised IndyCar’s 2018 spec aerokit around the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course, as less drag and less downforce have given them more work to do in corners.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: O’Ward leads Andretti Autosport 1-2-3

Patricio O’Ward scored his sixth win of the year in Mid-Ohio’s first Indy Lights race of the weekend, but worked hard in the closing stages of the race to stave off the challenge of teammate Colton Herta in the Andretti Steinbrenner entry.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Rossi earns brilliant one-shot pole

Alexander Rossi scored the fourth pole of his career and third of the season after completing just a single qualifying lap in the Firestone Fast Six, beating the best efforts of Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Local hero Rahal tops third practice

Graham Rahal’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda edged out Team Penske-Chevrolet teammates Josef Newgarden and Will Power to top FP3, in a session blighted by three red flags.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Hunter-Reay leads Power in FP2

Ryan Hunter-Reay put Andretti Autosport-Honda at the top of the times in second practice for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 as all the teams tried the ‘red’ soft-compound Firestones for the first time this weekend.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Bourdais leads incident-filled first practice

Sebastien Bourdais put his Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan entry on top of the times at Mid-Ohio in opening practice as a red flag brought FP1 to a slightly premature conclusion.

Daly to replace Chaves again at Mid-Ohio

Conor Daly will continue in the #88 Harding Racing car for IndyCar’s Mid-Ohio race, extending regular driver Gabby Chaves’s spell on the sidelines. 

Fittipaldi aims for Mid-Ohio top 10 after comeback test

Dale Coyne Racing's Pietro Fittipaldi returned to the cockpit of an IndyCar at Mid-Ohio on Tuesday and says he’s aiming to qualify in the top 10 on his return to competition next week.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Castroneves, Taylor lead Acura-Penske 1-2

Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor led Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron as Acura Team Penske dominated at Mid-Ohio, while nail-biting class battles brought triumphs for Porsche and 3GT Lexus.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Castroneves leads warm-up, Nasr shunts

Acura Team Penske continued the theme of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s weekend at Mid-Ohio by grabbing first and second in the raceday warm-up, as Felipe Nasr slid into a tire wall.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Castroneves beats Cameron to pole

A titanic fight between the Acura Team Penske ARX-05 drivers saw Helio Castroneves nudge aside Cameron by 0.147sec to put the #7 car on pole for tomorrow’s appropriately named Acura Sports Car Challenge.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Acuras dominate third practice

Dane Cameron and Helio Castroneves were over one second clear of the chasing pack in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s FP3 session at Mid-Ohio.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Acuras survive red flags to go 1-2 in FP2

Juan Pablo Montoya had just grabbed top spot from Acura Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves around 25 minutes into the wet second practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship when the red flag waved for lightning in the area.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Taylor leads Acura Team Penske 1-2 in FP1

Ricky Taylor led teammate Juan Pablo Montoya in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's opening practice at Mid-Ohio, as Earl Bamber put Porsche top in GT Le Mans and Bill Auberlen headed GTD for Turner Motorsport.

Hornish prevails in crash-filled NASCAR Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio

Sam Hornish Jr. wins at home for Team Penske on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Anthony Kumpen returns to the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio

Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Anthony Kumpen is set to make his second Xfinity Series start of the year and sixth overall in a NASCAR national division.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Newgarden takes commanding win and points lead

After an early pass on polesitting Team Penske-Chevrolet teammate Will Power, Josef Newgarden had everyone handled for the rest of the afternoon in his most convincing performance of the year.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Jamin stars as title contenders blow it

Nico Jamin won for Andretti Autosport at Mid-Ohio after teammate Colton Herta and championship leader Kyle Kaiser made seemingly elementary errors.

Mid-Ohio Pro Mazda: Martin wins but results unofficial

Anthony Martin won his fifth race in his last six tries at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course but Andersen Promotions has impounded the cars of the top-three finishers to conduct a more robust technical inspection.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Rahal fastest as Pigot crashes in warmup

Graham Rahal topped the raceday warmup for this afternoon’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, but Ed Carpenter Racing’s Spencer Pigot shunted head-on into a concrete wall.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Urrutia beats Herta in Race 1

Polesitter Santi Urrutia of Belardi Auto Racing claimed the lead at the start and despite almost constant pressure from Colton Herta’s Andretti Steinbrenner Racing entry, held on to clinch his first win of the season.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Power beats Newgarden to pole

Will Power scored the 49th pole of his career to join Bobby Unser at 4th on the list of all-time polewinners, as Newgarden gave Penske a front-row lockout and Takuma Sato starred for Andretti Autosport.

Mid-Ohio Pro Mazda: Franzoni scores controversial win

The second Pro Mazda race at Mid-Ohio produced controversy when backmarker Jeff Green helped his Juncos Racing teammate Victor Franzoni by pushing erstwhile leader Anthony Martin out wide as he was being lapped.

Mid-Ohio PWC: Roberts escapes huge crash as Aschenbach wins

Lawson Aschenbach won the opening race of the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Mid-Ohio, but it was marred by a huge crash at the start that befell Fred Roberts.

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Herta takes sixth pole of season

Andretti Steinbrenner Racing’s Colton Herta set a quick lap of 71.102 seconds late in the half-hour session, and it withstood a last minute flyer by Race 1 polesitter from Belardi Auto Racing’s Santiago Urrutia. 

Mid-Ohio PWC: Parente scores dramatic GT pole

Reigning Pirelli World Challenge GT champion Alvaro Parente waited until the last lap in qualifying at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to capture the pole position over Cadillac’s Michael Cooper and Johnny O’Connell.

Mid-Ohio Pro Mazda: Martin wins after daring pass on Cunha

Cape Motorsports’ Anthony Martin made a bold late braking pass on the first lap of Friday afternoon’s Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Presented by Allied Building Products race. 

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Hunter-Reay fastest in second practice

A little moisture didn’t slow down Ryan Hunter-Reay, who led the second practice for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. 

Mid-Ohio Indy Lights: Urrutia scores race one pole

Santiago Urrutia, the winner of both Indy Lights races at Mid-Ohio last year, will start on pole for Saturday’s first of two Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Powered by Mazda races. 

Mid-Ohio USF2000: Askew wins for seventh time in 2017

For the seventh time this season, USF2000 rookie Oliver Askew made the turn into victory lane after leading all 21 laps of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Pagenaud sets early practice pace

The first practice session for the 2017 edition of the Honda 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course began the same way last year's race ended, with Simon Pagenaud in P1. 

Kirkwood, Robinson, Das take U.S. F4 victories at Mid-Ohio

Kyle Kirkwood, Skylar Robinson and Cameron Das claimed the three wins as Mid-Ohio hosted the US Formula 4 championship’s second race weekend.

Justin Marks earns maiden win as NASCAR races in the rain

Justin Marks survived the carnage and treacherous conditions to take his first victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Piquet: I'd have stayed in NASCAR given the chance

Nelson Piquet Jr, who returns to NASCAR competition in the Xfinity road course race at Mid-Ohio this weekend, says he would have stayed in the American stock cars on a full-time basis if he’d received adequate backing.

Kelly returns to Joe Gibbs Racing for Mid-Ohio Xfinity round

Joe Gibbs Racing has turned to Australian driver Owen Kelly to pilot its No. 18 Toyota in the Xfinity Series race at Mid-Ohio this weekend.

Coyne team heaps praise on both drivers

Both Conor Daly and IndyCar debutant RC Enerson impressed Dale Coyne Racing over the weekend, Daly for turning around his weekend and leading, Enerson for being on the pace right away.

Bourdais takes blame for Sato clash

KVSH Racing-Chevrolet’s Sebastien Bourdais has accepted the late-race crash at with Takuma Sato that cost them fourth and fifth places at Mid-Ohio was his fault.

Aleshin plays down double pitlane disaster

Mikhail Aleshin believes he could have won today’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio had it not been for the pitlane clash that saw him sent out into the tail of Josef Newgarden’s car.

Pagenaud fights back, beats Power in Mid-Ohio

Simon Pagenaud regained his championship momentum with his fourth victory of the season after a hard gloves-off duel with teammate and rival Will Power.

Urrutia beats Stoneman as Carlin duo stumbles  

Santiago Urrutia didn’t need to destroy the opposition as he did in yesterday’s race, instead keeping just out of reach of his Indy Lights rivals to claim his fourth win.

Cooper delivers Cadillac victory at Mid-Ohio

Michael Cooper led a Cadillac Racing 1-3 at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course, the pair split by Ryan Eversley’s Acura, as the McLarens faltered in Pirelli World Challenge's second GT race of the weekend.

"What They're Saying" from Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio qualifying

The 2016 championship leader hustled his car around the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to edge teammate Will Power for the pole position and will lead the 22-car field to start tomorrow's race.

Parente extends GT lead at Mid-Ohio, title rival Long penalized

Points leader Alvaro Parente won Round 14 of the Pirelli World Challenge GT series at Mid-Ohio in his K-PAX-run McLaren 650S, as his title rival Patrick Long suffered a disastrous race.

Urrutia blows the opposition away at Mid-Ohio

Santiago Urrutia’s dominance in qualifying could have been put down to the track getting quicker with every lap, but his speed in the race proved he and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports were hooked up like no one else.

Pagenaud edges Power to grab sixth pole of the year

Simon Pagenaud produced a brilliant record-setting 63.87sec lap to beat teammate and title rival Will Power to pole position at Mid-Ohio, by 0.0681sec.

Dixon top as Mid-Ohio’s unofficial lap record falls again

Scott Dixon led a group of five cars under the 64-second barrier at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course during third practice for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200.

Aschenbach wins Mid-Ohio GTS bout after chaotic start

Lawson Aschenbach won the only GTS class race of the Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio, after race one was postponed until later in the year due to poor weather yesterday.

Rahal: “It’s an uphill battle on a one-car team”

Graham Rahal has admitted that this year Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is paying the price of running a single-car team against Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing.

"What They're Saying" from Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Practice

The Verizon IndyCar Series returned to the country's heartland today for this weekend's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Power sets fastest ever lap of Mid-Ohio

Will Power went quickest in second practice and set an unofficial track record, with the fastest lap in the history of the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course.

Dixon fastest in first practice

Five-time Mid-Ohio winner Scott Dixon topped first practice for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200, as Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske dominated the top positions.

Pumpelly to replace Cunningham in Acura line-up

Acura’s RealTime Racing team has signed sportscar racer Spencer Pumpelly to replace Peter Cunningham in its line-up in the Pirelli World Challenge GT series.