Mid-Ohio: Round 13 preview

DIXON LOOKS FOR BACK-TO-BACK WINS AT MID-OHIO FAST FACTS Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance Date / Time Sunday, July 20 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Track Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Distance 85 laps / 191.25 ...

DIXON LOOKS FOR BACK-TO-BACK WINS AT MID-OHIO

FAST FACTS
Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance

Date / Time
Sunday, July 20
1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Track
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Distance
85 laps / 191.25 miles

TV
ABC (Live)

Radio
IMS Radio Network / XM Satellite Radio
(Live)

2007 Winner
Scott Dixon

2007 Polesitter
Helio Castroneves

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
13-turn, 2.258-mile natural terrain road course
First IndyCar Series race in 2007
Seats: Unlimited (330-acre facility)

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance

Race Notes:

The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will be the second IndyCar Series event conducted at Mid-Ohio. Scott Dixon won last year's event.

Helio Castroneves won PEAK Motor Oil Pole Awards at Mid-Ohio last year.

Twelve drivers entered in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio competed in last year's IndyCar Series event at the track. Three of those drivers led laps: Helio Castroneves 37, Scott Dixon 29 and Tony Kanaan 13. Seven drivers entered competed in CART races at the track. They are: Castroneves, Dixon, Mario Dominguez, Kanaan, Darren Manning, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Oriol Servia.

Season-to-Date:

* Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon are the only drivers to finish in the top five in nine of the 11 races this season.

* Helio Castroneves is the only driver running at the finish of every race in 2008.

* Seven drivers have won races in 2008. The IndyCar Series record is nine drivers in 1996/97, 2002, 2003 and 2005.

Milestones & Records:

* Helio Castroneves will attempt to make his 109th career IndyCar Series start. It would also be his 107th consecutive start.

* Helio Castroneves can establish an IndyCar Series record for most consecutive seasons with at least one win should he win the Honda Indy 200. Castroneves is tied with Scott Sharp with victories in seven consecutive seasons.

* Helio Castroneves extended his IndyCar Series record for consecutive seasons with a pole to seven when he won the PEAK Motor Oil Pole Award at Nashville.

* Tony Kanaan finished fourth at Nashville, giving him the 63rd top-five finish of his career, a new IndyCar Series record.

* Scott Dixon needs to lead 32 more laps to become the fifth driver to lead 2,000 laps in his career. The others to lead at least 2,000 laps are Sam Hornish Jr. (3,428), Helio Castroneves (2,774), Dan Wheldon (2,735) and Tony Kanaan (2,419).

* Scott Dixon has led 686 laps this season. The record for most laps led in a season is 889 by Tony Kanaan in 2004.

* Helio Castroneves has led laps in 65 IndyCar Series races, second only to Sam Hornish Jr., who led laps in 67 races.

* Vitor Meira has gone 87 starts without a victory in the IndyCar Series, the longest drought of any IndyCar Series driver.

Schedule (local time):

July 18
10:40-12:10 - IndyCar Series practice
3:10-4:10 p.m. - IndyCar Series practice

July 19
8:45-9:45 a.m. - IndyCar Series practice (two groups)
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. - PEAK Motor Oil Pole Qualifying presented by AutoZone

July 20
8:30-9 a.m. - IndyCar Series warm-up
12:30 p.m. - Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance pre-race
1:30 p.m. - Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance (85 laps/191.25 miles)

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Scott Sharp , Helio Castroneves , Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Oriol Servia , Dan Wheldon , Mario Dominguez , Sam Hornish Jr. , Vitor Meira