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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)
Scott Dixon spins during practice (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in action during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in action during practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits in his pit stand prior to practice for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Briscoe go wheel-to-wheel during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon streaks across the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon crosses the start/finish line during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits on pit lane prior to the evening Open Test session at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to track activity during the Open Test at Auto Club Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon leaves pit lane (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies as Scott Dixon celebrates winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon takes the twin chequered flags to win the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his win in Victory Circle after the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The cars of Ryan Briscoe and Sebastien Bourdais go off course during the start of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)

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