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Mid-Ohio: Race results

Against all the odds, the Honda Indy 200 was the second consecutive caution-free race of 2012 and the rain stayed away, leaving Scott Dixon to win the race in pit lane from Will Power.
A dry, caution-free Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course saw Will Power dominate and lead the first 57 laps of the 85-lap race, but then fall foul to a better pit stop by the Ganassi team that handed Scott Dixon the race win.

Simon Pagenaud triumphed in an all-French battle for third place after a late run-off by Sebastien Bourdais, while rounding out the top six were James Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan, the best of those attempting a three-stop strategy.

Oriol Servia lost seven laps with technical problems, and Ryan Hunter-Reay eventually retired with engine problems. Dario Franchitti lost a potential top six finish when he wrecked his front wing on the back of James Hinchcliffe's car as the latter exited pit lane.

Race results

1. #9 Scott Dixon (H) Ganassi 1:39:48.5083s (85 laps)
2. #12 Will Power (C) Penske + 3.4619s
3. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) Schmidt-Hamilton Motorsport + 4.5402s
4. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) Dragon Racing + 5.5822s
5. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) Andretti Autosport + 7.5663s
6. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) KV Racing + 12.328s
7. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) Penske + 27.9601s
8. #26 Marco Andretti (C) Andretti Autosport + 28.1691s
9. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) Panther + 29.2325s
10. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) Bryan Herta Autosport + 31.1722s
11. #38 Graham Rahal (H) Ganassi + 31.4387s
12. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing + 32.0754s
13. #15 Takuma Sato (H) Rahal Letterman Lanigan + 32.4073s
14. #83 Giorgio Pantano (H) Ganassi + 33.9166s
15. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) KV Racing + 35.2863s
16. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) Penske + 35.9205s
17. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) Ganassi + 36.9834s
18. #18 Justin Wilson (H) Dale Coyne Racing + 42.0974s
19. #19 James Jakes (H) Dale Coyne Racing + 46.4304s
20. #5 EJ Viso (C) KV Racing + 46.8068s
21. #14 Mike Conway (H) AJ Foyt Racing + 46.9535s
22. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) Ed Carpenter Racing + 1 lap
23. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) HVM Racing + 2 laps
24. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) Andretti Autosport + 6 laps
25. #22 Oriol Servia (C) Dreyer & Reinbold + 7 laps

Fastest Lap: 1:07.1757s (121.008 mph) on lap 66 by Oriol Servia



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Scott Dixon leads Sebastien Bourdais and Josef Newgarden during the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 5 2012. (c) 2012, Phillip Abbott. (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Will Power leads Scott Dixon during the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 5 2012. (c) 2012, Phillip Abbott. (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, and his team perform the traditional kissing of the bricks after racing to victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, drinks the traditional bottle of milk while celebrating his victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates his victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, crosses the finish line as he races to victory Sunday, May 24, 2015, winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Montoya went from near-last to first, winning the Indy 500 for the second time in his career. Will Power (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, finishes second. Chevrolet powered the top four cars in the race. (Photo by Andy Frame/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power on pit road during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Penske team mates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power race side-by-wide during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan`s wrecked car is craned away during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Juan Pablo Montoya crosses the line ahead of Penske team mate Will Power to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday May 24 2015. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
James Davison on track on Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Friday May 22 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, Mark Miles and Derrick Walker announce the addition of Boston to the 2016 IndyCar Series itinerary. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Walter Kuhn)
James Hinchcliffe during practice prior to Qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Photo by: Leigh Spargur)

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