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Although happy to see his team score its first win of the season, Ryan Hunter-Reay was left frustrated at what he feels were missed opportunities in the Mid-Ohio double-header thanks to pitstop strategy on Saturday and questionable track ethics from Scott Dixon on Sunday.
Colton Herta, who today at Mid-Ohio scored his third IndyCar win and fourth pole position, says that hitting the right fuel number gave him an edge over his closely pursuing teammates, despite a hurried strategy call on tires.
Colton Herta, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay scored the first Andretti Autosport-Honda 1-2-3 since 2005, while Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon made a rare error, spinning to the back of the field and ceded more points to Josef Newgarden of Team Penske.
On a wet but drying track, Colton Herta led Group 2 in qualifying for Race 2, thereby grabbing pole ahead of Santino Ferrucci who had topped Group 1, while a spin for yesterday’s winner Will Power will oblige him to start near the back of the field.
Will Power said his dominance in Race 1 of the NTT IndyCar Series double-header at Mid-Ohio was a result of a straightforward race where they decided to go flat-out from the start.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power led all but his pitstop laps to finally conquer the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, after taking his fifth pole position there, while Josef Newgarden held off the best efforts of a revived Andretti Autosport-Honda team to claim second and beat Alexander Rossi.