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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)
Sebastien Bourdais with his son after winning Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais gets a congratulatory hug from team co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven after winning Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Chevrolet sweeps the podium with winner Mike Conway (center), driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrating his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. Tony Kanaan (left), driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet celebrates his second-place finish. Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet celebrates his third-place finish. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, Tony Kanaan and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway, Tony Kanaan and Will Power pose for a selfie on the podium after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan and Will Power pose for a selfie on the podium after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais celebrates winning in Toronto (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Chevy Racing sweeps the podium with race winner Sebastien Bourdais (center), driver of the #11 Hydroxycut KVC Racing Technology Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrating his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the first of two IndyCar Series races in Toronto, Canada. Second-place finisher Helio Castroneves (left), driver of the #3 PPV Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet, and third-place finisher Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, join the celebration. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #11 Hydroxycut KVC Racing Technology Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the first of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #11 Hydroxycut KVC Racing Technology Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag, racing to victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the first of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #11 Hydroxycut KVC Racing Technology Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the first of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Sebastien Bourdais celebrates with his family (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Rain drops on a space nose cone for Ryan Hunter-Reay`s car (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais chats with his team on pit lane during practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher  for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais exits Turn 8 during practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Owens  for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais passes by the Princes` Gate at Turn 1 during practice for the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Eric Anderson  for IndyCar Media)

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