IndyCar at Mid-Ohio – facts, schedule, entry list
All you need to know ahead of the ninth round of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series – the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Event date: Thursday, June 30 – Sunday, July 03
Track: 2.258-mile, 13-turn permanent road course in Lexington, OH.
Race distance: 80 laps (180.64 miles)
Firestone tire allotment: Six sets primary, four sets alternate, one additional set of primaries available to rookies for use in first practice, when one set of alternates may also be used and returned to Firestone after the session. Five sets of wets.
This weekend's primary and alternate tires are the same construction as those used at Mid-Ohio in 2021, but both feature a new compound to "improve lap-to-lap consistency by balancing the trade-offs between grip and wear for such a unique track."
Push-to-pass parameters: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum of 20 seconds per single activation.
IndyCar schedule (local/Eastern Time) and broadcast details
Friday, July 1
3.30-4.45pm – First practice – Peacock Premium
Saturday, July 2
9.30-10.30am – Second practice – Peacock Premium
2.45-4.00pm – Qualifying – Peacock Premium
Sunday, July 3
9.45-10.15am – Warm-up – Peacock Premium
12.30pm – NBC broadcast begins
12.46pm – “Drivers, start your engines” – NBC live
12.53pm – Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by the all-new 2023 Civic Type R (80 laps) – NBC live
Leigh Diffey is the announcer alongside analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. All NTT IndyCar Series practice sessions and qualifying stream live on Peacock Premium, the NBC’s direct-to-consumer livestreaming product, while NBC’s race telecast of The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will be simulcast on the streaming service. Peacock Premium’s exclusive post-race show will be streamed following the race.
IndyCar Radio Network broadcasts: Mark Jaynes is the chief announcer alongside analyst Davey Hamilton. Nick Yeoman, Jake Query and Michael Young are the turn announcers, while Alex Wolff and Joel Sebastianelli are pit reporters. All IndyCar races, practices and qualifying sessions air live on network affiliates, SiriusXM 160, racecontrol.indycar.com and the IndyCar app powered by NTT DATA.
2021 race winner: Josef Newgarden (Team Penske-Chevrolet).
2021 NTT P1 Award winner: Josef Newgarden (Team Penske-Chevrolet), 66.6739sec, 121.919mph
Qualifying lap record: Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske-Chevrolet) 63.8700sec, 127.271mph, July 2016.
The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio will be the 39th Indy car race at Mid-Ohio, the first of which was held in 1980 and was won by Johnny Rutherford’s Chaparral 2K-Cosworth. The record for wins is six, by Scott Dixon, while Michael Andretti, Helio Castroneves, Teo Fabi, Josef Newgarden, Bobby Rahal, Al Unser and Alex Zanardi all won there twice.
Former Mid-Ohio winners competing this weekend are Dixon, Castroneves, Newgarden, Graham Rahal, Simon Pagenaud, Alexander Rossi, Will Power and Colton Herta.
The active driver with the most poles at Mid-Ohio is Power, with five, while Castroneves and Dixon have each started from pole here twice and, Pagenaud, Rossi, Herta and Newgarden have led the field to the green once each.
Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske have won at Mid-Ohio 11 times each. Ganassi’s tally came from Dixon (six), Alex Zanardi (two), Juan Pablo Montoya, Dario Franchitti and Charlie Kimball. Penske’s wins came via Emerson Fittipaldi, Al Unser Jr., Castroneves, Newgarden (two each) and Briscoe, Pagenaud and Power.
|2||Josef Newgarden||Nashville, Tennessee||PPG Team Penske||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|3||Scott McLaughlin||Christchurch, New Zealand||Odyssey Battery Team Penske||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|4||Dalton Kellett||Stouffville, Canada||K-Line / AJ Foyt Racing||A.J. Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|5||Pato O'Ward||Monterrey, Mexico||Arrow McLaren SP||Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet|
|06||Helio Castroneves||Sao Paulo, Brazil||AutoNation / SiriusXM||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda|
|7||Felix Rosenqvist||Varnamo, Sweden||Vuse Arrow McLaren SP||Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet|
|8||Marcus Ericsson||Kumla, Sweden||Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|9||Scott Dixon||Auckland, New Zealand||PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|10||Alex Palou||Barcelona, Spain||The American Legion||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|11||Tatiana Calderon (R)||Bogota, Colombia||ROKiT / AJ Foyt Racing||AJ Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|12||Will Power||Toowoomba, Australia||Verizon Team Penske||Team Penske-Chevrolet|
|14||Kyle Kirkwood (R)||Jupiter, Florida||ROKiT / AJ Foyt Racing||A.J. Foyt Enterprises-Chevrolet|
|15||Graham Rahal||New Albany, Ohio||Fifth Third Bank||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|16||Simona De Silvestro||Thun, Switzerland||Paretta Autosport||Paretta Autosport-Chevrolet|
|18||David Malukas (R)||Chicago, Illinois||HMD||Dale Coyne Racing with HMD Motorsports-Honda|
|20||Conor Daly||Noblesville, Indiana||BitNile||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet|
|21||Rinus VeeKay||Hoofddorp, Netherlands||Bitcoin Racing Team with BitNile||Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet|
|26||Colton Herta||Valencia, California||Gainbridge||Andretti Autosport w/Curb Agajanian-Honda|
|27||Alexander Rossi||Nevada City, California||NAPA Auto Parts / AutoNation||Andretti Autosport-Honda|
|28||Romain Grosjean||Geneva, Switzerland||DHL||Andretti Autosport-Honda|
|29||Devlin DeFrancesco (R)||Toronto, Canada||PowerTap||Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport-Honda|
|30||Christian Lundgaard (R)||Hedensted, Denmark||Hendrickson||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|45||Jack Harvey||Bassingham, UK||Hy-Vee||Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||El Cajon, California||Carvana Chip Ganassi Racing||Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda|
|51||Takuma Sato||Tokyo, Japan||Nurtec ODT||Dale Coyne Racing with RWR-Honda|
|60||Simon Pagenaud||Montmorillon, France||AutoNation / SiriusXM||Meyer Shank Racing-Honda|
|77||Callum Ilott||Cambridge, UK||Juncos Hollinger Racing||Juncos Hollinger Racing-Chevrolet|
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