It marked the first time that Team Target has been out of victory lane at Mid-Ohio since 2008.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball played the role of “hare” to perfection Sunday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Yesterday was an open-test day for the IZOD IndyCar teams but today was the official practice at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Penske Racing's Will Power set the fastest time for this weekend's Honda Indy 400.
Dario Franchitti was a technical consultant and has a voice cameo in the movie along with Mario Andretti and Will Power.
With the results, Dixon brought home an additional $100,000 for winning the SONAX Perfect Finish Award bonus for winning both rounds in Toronto.
One would think that the reaction to Barfield not being at Toronto would be treated with respect once INDYCAR stated that the Race Director was absent due to personal reasons.
INDYCAR officials handed Dario Franchitti a 25-second penalty while he was on the podium.
The first standing start race for the IndyCar Series did not pan out but the race has exciting moments.
Yesterday on the street circuit at the Exhibition Place in Toronto, Franchitti grabbed the pole for today’s first race. In today’s qualifying for the doubleheader event his teammate Dixon set the fastest lap.
Missing in action today was Race Director Beaux Barfield as he had to take time off for personal reasons.
Franchitti beats Bourdais by a hair to claim the pole for IndyCar's first ever standing start race.
The race marked the 100th win for the Target Racing Program and the 200th win for Honda in Indy car racing.
The result was also part of a one-two-three sweep of the podium with Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon (first) and Dario Franchitti (third) – the first in team history.
Dixon fought until the checkered flag and finished sixth as the top Honda-powered car.
With the sixth-place result, Dario Franchitti entered the top-10 in IZOD IndyCar Series point standings for the first time this season.