IndyCar Series: Dixon wins at Mid-Ohio, Rosenqvist gives 1-2 to CGR
Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) wins the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, the 13th race of the 2019 IndyCar Series season, what is his second win this year, the sixth victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and 46th IndyCar victory in a career.
The five-time IndyCar champion and the driver of the #9 Honda shared a podium with rookie teammate Felix Rosenqvist in the #10 Honda, giving the 1-2 finish to Chip Ganassi Racing. Dixon held off charging Rosenqvist in the closing laps to win by just 0.0934 of a second for the closest Indy car finish on this 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course. It also was the third-closest finish on a road or street course in history. For Rosenqvist, it’s his maiden IndyCar podium.
Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay finished third in the #28 Honda, matching his season-best finish from COTA in March. Hunter-Reay was fighting for P3 against championship leader Josef Newgarden (Team Penske). They touched on the final lap, Newgarden spun off and finished 14th.
The pole-sitter Will Power (Team Penske) ended a race in the fourth place. Alexander Rossi (Andretti Autosport), who finished fifth, closed a gap in the championship standings to 16 points behind Newgarden. Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske), who was sixth, is now 47 points back and Dixon is 62 behind with four races remaining.
The IndyCar Series will have a two-week break before returning to action on Sunday, August 18, for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway.
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