HONDA 200 AT MID-OHIO RACE 2 09.13.2020 Andretti Autosport teammates Herta, Rossi and Hunter-Reay sweep the podium at Mid-Ohio Colton Herta grabs third career victory Alexander Rossi scores back-to-back podium finishes in the Ohio’s heartland Honda take the top five spots in Sunday’s Race 2 to extend Manufacturers’ Championship lead Another weekend of doubleheader INDYCAR racing is complete as the field of 23 cars took to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course today for a second 75-lap race to complete the rescheduled race weekend.
Morning rain showers ushered in plenty of drama for the split-field qualifying session, as drivers worked to navigate the wet-but-drying track. The result was multiple red flags and lost track time for all. Capstone Racing driver Colton Herta came away with his first pole of the 2020 season, and first at the 2.258-mile track.
The race saw an exciting first lap via a multi-car incident, but the Andretti stable came through clean. Herta, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay quickly showed their dominance and went on to capture a sweep of the podium for the Andretti Autosport Honda team. NEXT: The NTT INDYCAR SERIES now enters a two-weekend break before retuning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Rounds 12 and 13 of competition.
The INDYCAR Harvest GP Doubleheader weekend kicks off Oct. 1 with practice and qualifying, followed by races Oct. 2 and Oct. 3, live broadcast on USA and NBC, respectively.
No. 88 CAPSTONE TURBINE #SHIFTTOGREEN HONDA STARTED 1 // FINISHED 1 CHAMPIONSHIP: 4 (327 pts.) OF NOTE: First pole position and win of the 2020 season, first win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course // Led a total of 57 laps on his way to a third career victory // Set the fastest lap of the race on Lap 51 with a time of 69.0996 // Climbs two spots in championship points standing
“We’ve been knocking on the door almost every week and we’ve had the pace but for some reason or another something has gone wrong, but we finally put everything together. We got the pole this morning, had a stellar car – everyone on the Capstone Turbine crew gave me an incredible car and it was an Andretti-Honda 1-2-3 so really proud to be powered by Honda, too. We just need to stay on the podium, because it seems like the only time we’re on the podium is when we’re winning.”
HONDA 200 AT MID-OHIO RACE 1 09.12.2020 Race 1 of the rescheduled Mid-Ohio doubleheader weekend is in the books, marking of a 10th round of competition for the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. The condensed schedule brought practice, qualifying and a 75-lap race. Sunday will see another qualifying session followed by a second 75-lap event, live on NBC at 1 p.m. ET.
No. 88 CAPSTONE TURBINE #SHIFTTOGREEN HONDA STARTED 13 // FINISHED 9 CHAMPIONSHIP: 6 (273 pts.) OF NOTE: Recorded his eighth top-10 finish of the 2020 season // Led four laps during today’s race (Laps 48-51) “It was a solid recovery drive. I think we were on for a better race, but some stuff didn’t fall our way and it was enough to push us into the back and we got behind some guys that we had to pass in our middle stint. Unfortunately, that’s how it goes, I wish we could’ve had clean track and we had the pace but the good thing is that we have another race tomorrow.”