Race Report: 2020 Honda Indy 200

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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
September 12–13, 2020

Race 2

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Race 1

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Sessions

Results

Race 2

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Colton Herta8817501:34:17.396857Running54107.7632
2Alexander Rossi27107501:34:18.7794-Running40107.7372
3Ryan Hunter-Reay2887501:34:19.8933-Running35107.7162
4Graham Rahal15127501:34:20.48211Running33107.7052
5Marcus Ericsson8157501:34:27.31431Running31107.5752
6Simon Pagenaud2267501:34:31.5886-Running28107.4942
7Will Power12177501:34:32.7260-Running26107.4722
8Josef Newgarden197501:34:34.6500-Running24107.4362
9Pato O'Ward5217501:34:40.3442-Running22107.3283
10Scott Dixon937501:34:47.9061-Running20107.1853
11Rinus VeeKay21117501:34:49.1149-Running19107.1632
12Jack Harvey60197501:34:54.1494-Running18107.0682
13Max Chilton59187501:34:55.0489-Running17107.0512
14Santino Ferrucci1827501:35:03.9802-Running17106.8834
15Oliver Askew7147501:35:04.7633-Running15106.8692
16Conor Daly20167501:35:18.1026-Running14106.6192
17Zach Veach26137501:35:20.0684-Running13106.5832
18Takuma Sato30227501:35:22.653816Running13106.5342
19Charlie Kimball4237501:35:23.6057-Running11106.5173
20Marco Andretti9877401:34:45.1132-Running10105.8082
21Dalton Kellett14207101:34:37.0736-Running9101.6622
22Felix Rosenqvist105400:52:52.7889-Contact810.2480
23Alex Palou554200:04:22.6907-Contact761.8890
— Race 2: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The 75-lap race was slowed by two cautions:
    • Lap 1: Santino Ferrucci went off course and upon returning to the track, made contact with Alex Palou who made subsequent contact with Felix Rosenqvist in Turn 4. Ferrucci was issued a penalty for avoidable contact and had to start from the back of the field.
    • Lap 16: Dalton Kellett went off course at Turn 1 and required assistance.
  • Colton Herta's victory marked his first of 2020 and the third of his IndyCar career. His previous wins came at Circuit of The Americas and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 2019. Herta was the seventh different winner in 2020.
  • The win for the No. 88 Andretti Autosport Honda marked the team's 65th Indy car victory. The 1-2-3 finish for Herta, Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay marked the first 1-2 finish since Rossi won the 2016 Indianapolis 500 over Carlos Munoz. It was the first 1-2-3 finish since the team went 1-2-3-4 with Dan Wheldon, Tony Kanaan, Dario Franchitti and Bryan Herta in April 2005 at St. Petersburg.
  • Rossi's second-place finish matched his season-best result and was his third podium of 2020 and the 22nd podium of his career.
  • Hunter-Reay finished a season-best third, his first podium of 2020 and 47th podium of his Indy car career.

Qualifying (Race 2)

Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Colton Herta8801:26.278894.21522--.------.----
2Scott Dixon901:27.099193.328220.82030.8203
3Felix Rosenqvist1001:27.141493.283220.86260.0423
4Marco Andretti9801:27.460892.942221.18200.3194
5Josef Newgarden101:28.417491.937222.13860.9566
6Rinus VeeKay2101:29.035591.298122.75670.6181
7Zach Veach2601:29.235491.094122.95660.1999
8Marcus Ericsson801:30.265290.055223.98641.0298
9Will Power12No Time0.000000.00000.0000
10Jack Harvey60No Time0.000000.00000.0000
11Pato O'Ward5No Time0.000000.00000.0000
— Group 2: Results (PDF) | Combined Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • Just after the start of Group 2 qualifying, Will Power spun at Turn 2 and required assistance, bringing out a red flag. Zach Veach also spun to avoid hitting Power.
  • Jack Harvey spun and made contact with the tire barrier at Turn 12, damaging his race car.
  • Both Power and Harvey were penalized and unable to continue in the session.
  • Due to INDYCAR guaranteeing five minutes of green-flag time, the clock was stopped at four minutes, 17 seconds while cleanup continued.
  • Upon the session's resumption, Pato O'Ward spun and went off course at Turn 2, bringing out a second red flag and stopping the clock at three minutes, 36 seconds. O'Ward was penalized and unable to continue.
  • With less than four minutes on the clock and teammate Marco Andretti on slick Firestone Firehawk alternate tires, Colton Herta turned the fastest lap of the combined qualifying session to earn the NTT P1 Award. It was his first of 2020 and the fourth pole of his IndyCar career. His last pole came at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in September 2019.

Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Santino Ferrucci1801:27.468892.93466--.------.----
2Alex Palou5501:30.710789.612553.24193.2419
3Simon Pagenaud2201:31.735988.611664.26711.0252
4Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:31.909688.443664.44080.1737
5Alexander Rossi2701:32.701087.688555.23220.7914
6Graham Rahal1501:33.162087.254555.69320.4610
7Oliver Askew701:33.468186.969665.99930.3061
8Conor Daly2001:34.334386.170446.86550.8662
9Max Chilton5901:35.027385.542667.55850.6930
10Dalton Kellett1401:35.078185.496567.60930.0508
11Takuma Sato3001:39.809281.4435612.34044.7311
12Charlie Kimball4No Time0.000020.00000.0000
— Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The track was wet for qualifying, but Race Control noted that there were no streams or puddles on line so tire selection was open to teams.
  • Multiple drivers went off course, including Takuma Sato at Turn 6, Alex Palou at Turns 7 and 12 and Ryan Hunter-Reay at Turn 1. Hunter-Reay was penalized his fastest lap for causing a local yellow.
  • Charlie Kimball spun and stopped on course in Turn 1, bringing out a red flag and preventing him from continuing in the session.
  • Santino Ferrucci's 1:27.4688 was the fastest of the session and guaranteed him a front-row start, the first of his IndyCar career.

Race 1

RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Will Power1217501:29:08.909566Running54113.9782
2Josef Newgarden137501:29:16.3618-Running40113.8202
3Alexander Rossi2767501:29:17.90175Running36113.7872
4Graham Rahal1587501:29:18.1418-Running32113.7822
5Ryan Hunter-Reay2827501:29:22.1376-Running31113.6972
6Felix Rosenqvist1077501:29:23.0266-Running28113.6782
7Jack Harvey6057501:29:27.1293-Running26113.5912
8Rinus VeeKay2197501:29:28.1563-Running24113.5702
9Colton Herta88137501:29:34.93594Running23113.4262
10Scott Dixon9177501:29:41.6274-Running20113.2852
11Pato O'Ward5157501:29:42.5232-Running19113.2672
12Alex Palou55207501:29:43.3862-Running18113.2482
13Conor Daly2047501:29:48.2164-Running17113.1473
14Santino Ferrucci18147501:29:51.9057-Running16113.0692
15Marcus Ericsson8217501:29:52.6047-Running15113.0552
16Max Chilton59127501:29:53.3812-Running14113.0392
17Takuma Sato30187501:29:54.7510-Running13113.0102
18Simon Pagenaud22107501:29:55.1482-Running12113.0022
19Oliver Askew7167501:30:17.3201-Running11112.5392
20Zach Veach26197401:29:39.5177-Running10111.8192
21Charlie Kimball4227401:30:01.0995-Running9111.3722
22Dalton Kellett14237401:30:02.6661-Running8111.3402
23Marco Andretti98117401:30:07.5599-Running7111.2392
— Race 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The race ran free of caution despite multiple off-track excursions, including a spin for Simon Pagenaud and a trip through the grass for Marco Andretti.
  • Will Power's victory was the 38th of his career, breaking a tie on the all-time win list with Sebastien Bourdais and ranking him sixth. It was also his 17th victory from pole position, ranking him fourth on the all-time list behind Mario Andretti (24), A.J. Foyt (23) and Sebastien Bourdais (18).
  • Josef Newgarden's second-place finish was his fourth podium result of 2020 and the 33rd podium of his career.
  • Alexander Rossi finished third, his second podium of 2020 and the 21st of his career.

Qualifying (Race 1)

Group 2
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:06.7287121.81988--.------.----
2Conor Daly2001:06.8761121.550880.14740.1474
3Alexander Rossi2701:07.1856120.990880.45690.3095
4Graham Rahal1501:07.2205120.927880.49180.0349
5Simon Pagenaud2201:07.2489120.876880.52020.0284
6Max Chilton5901:07.4491120.518880.72040.2002
7Santino Ferrucci1801:07.5011120.425880.77240.0520
8Oliver Askew701:07.6211120.211880.89240.1200
9Takuma Sato3001:07.8192119.860881.09050.1981
10Alex Palou5501:08.1548119.270771.42610.3356
11Charlie Kimball401:08.3783118.880881.64960.2235
12Dalton Kellett1401:08.5442118.592771.81550.1659
— Group 2: Results (PDF) | Combined Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • With Group 1 significantly faster than Group 2, Will Power's 1:06.3343 earned the Team Penske driver his 60th career pole. The effort also marked his third pole of 2020 and his fifth at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the most of any driver.
  • Power's NTT P1 Award was the 277th Indy car pole position for Team Penske.
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his first front-row start since 2018 at Sonoma Raceway.
  • While there were no stoppages during qualifying, Alex Palou was penalized his fastest lap after causing a local yellow that affected another competitor.

Group 1
RankDriverCar No.Best TimeBest SpeedBest LapTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Will Power1201:06.3343122.54399--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden101:06.5508122.144990.21650.2165
3Jack Harvey6001:06.7690121.745880.43470.2182
4Felix Rosenqvist1001:06.7841121.718890.44980.0151
5Rinus VeeKay2101:07.0110121.305880.67670.2269
6Marco Andretti9801:07.0162121.296880.68190.0052
7Colton Herta8801:07.0212121.287880.68690.0050
8Pato O'Ward501:07.0354121.261990.70110.0142
9Scott Dixon901:07.1406121.071680.80630.1052
10Zach Veach2601:07.2101120.946880.87580.0695
11Marcus Ericsson801:07.3890120.625991.05470.1789
— Group 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Practice

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Ryan Hunter-Reay2801:06.303425122.60027--.------.----
2Will Power1201:06.395223122.431260.09180.0918
3Alexander Rossi2701:06.429924122.367260.12650.0347
4Scott Dixon901:06.440723122.347230.13730.0108
5Santino Ferrucci1801:06.561320122.125250.25790.1206
6Josef Newgarden101:06.695224121.880280.39180.1339
7Alex Palou5501:06.779628121.726320.47620.0844
8Colton Herta8801:06.834927121.625280.53150.0553
9Conor Daly2001:06.870225121.561270.56680.0353
10Marco Andretti9801:06.898727121.509270.59530.0285
11Simon Pagenaud2201:06.952522121.411270.64910.0538
12Rinus VeeKay2101:06.998330121.328340.69490.0458
13Graham Rahal1501:07.014830121.299310.71140.0165
14Felix Rosenqvist1001:07.056628121.223340.75320.0418
15Max Chilton5901:07.182629120.996290.87920.1260
16Jack Harvey6001:07.235622120.900250.93220.0530
17Takuma Sato3001:07.428829120.554301.12540.1932
18Zach Veach2601:07.440629120.533331.13720.0118
19Oliver Askew701:07.463826120.491271.16040.0232
20Marcus Ericsson801:07.541326120.353271.23790.0775
21Charlie Kimball401:07.696222120.078251.39280.1549
22Pato O'Ward501:08.00389119.534121.70040.3076
23Dalton Kellett1401:08.104223119.358271.80080.1004
— Practice: Results | Back to the session list

Session Notes:

  • The only practice session for the doubleheader Honda Indy 200 race weekend was 75 minutes in duration, with teams able to use push-to-pass early and engage in hot pit stops late in the session.
  • Action was slowed by one 12-minute red flag period for Pato O'Ward, whose No. 5 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet went off course and into the tire barrier at Turn 12. O'Ward exited his race car without injury and practice resumed for the final 28 minutes.
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay and Will Power delivered the fastest laps for their respective manufacturers. There were seven Hondas and 3 Chevrolets in the top 10.

Green Flag— Race 1: 5 p.m. EDT* Saturday
— Race 2: 1:05 p.m. Sunday
Drivers Start Your Engines— Race 1: 4:53 p.m. Saturday
— Race 2: 12:58 p.m. Sunday
Race Broadcast— Race 1: 4:30 p.m. on NBCSN
— Race 2: 1 p.m. on NBC
Qualifying— Race 1: 2 p.m. Saturday on NBC Sports Gold
— Race 2: 10:15 a.m. Sunday on NBC Sports Gold
Practice Session10:45 a.m. to noon Saturday
Full Weekend ScheduleView PDF
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastINDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 211, XM 205, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingPractice and qualifying will be available via INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold.
* All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. View the Race 1 green-flag time in all time zones. View the Race 2 green-flag time in all time zones.

Starting Lineup— Race 1: View Table
— Race 2: View Table
Qualifying Groups— Race 1: View PDF
— Race 2: View PDF
Entry List— Race 1: View Table
— Race 2: View Table
Race 1 Spotter Guide
2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 1 spotter guide
View PDF
Race 2 Spotter Guide
2020 Honda Indy 200 Race 2 spotter guide
View PDF
Push-to-Pass Parameters200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.
Tires Available per EntryNine sets primary, five sets alternate for use during the race weekend. Teams must use one set of primary and one set of alternate tires in the race.

Race 2 Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
188Colton HertaHondaAlternate
218Santino FerrucciHondaAlternate
39Scott DixonHondaAlternate
455Alex Palou (R)HondaAlternate
510Felix RosenqvistHondaAlternate
622Simon PagenaudChevroletAlternate
798Marco AndrettiHondaAlternate
828Ryan Hunter-ReayHondaAlternate
91Josef NewgardenChevroletPrimary
1027Alexander RossiHondaAlternate
1121Rinus VeeKey (R)ChevroletAlternate
1215Graham RahalHondaAlternate
1326Zach VeachHondaAlternate
147Oliver Askew (R)ChevroletAlternate
158Marcus EricssonHondaAlternate
1620Conor DalyChevroletPrimary
1712Will PowerChevroletPrimary
1859Max ChiltonChevroletPrimary
1960Jack HarveyHondaPrimary
2014Dalton Kellett (R)ChevroletAlternate
215Pato O'WardChevroletPrimary
2230Takuma SatoHondaAlternate
234Charlie KimballChevroletAlternate
(R) Rookie
— Race 2 Starting Lineup: PDF

Race 1 Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverEngineTire
112Will PowerChevroletAlternate
228Ryan Hunter-ReayHondaAlternate
31Josef NewgardenChevroletAlternate
420Conor DalyChevroletAlternate
560Jack HarveyHondaAlternate
627Alexander RossiHondaPrimary
710Felix RosenqvistHondaAlternate
815Graham RahalHondaPrimary
921Rinus VeeKay (R)ChevroletPrimary
1022Simon PagenaudChevroletPrimary
1198Marco AndrettiHondaAlternate
1259Max ChiltonChevroletPrimary
1388Colton HertaHondaPrimary
1418Santino FerrucciHondaPrimary
155Pato O'WardChevroletPrimary
167Oliver Askew (R)ChevroletPrimary
179Scott DixonHondaAlternate
1830Takuma SatoHondaPrimary
1926Zach VeachHondaAlternate
2055Alex Palou (R)HondaPrimary
218Marcus EricssonHondaPrimary
224Charlie KimballChevroletPrimary
2314Dalton Kellett (R)ChevroletPrimary
(R) Rookie
— Race 1 Starting Lineup: PDF

Race 2 Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
1Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Charlie KimballCamarillo, California, USATresibaAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5Pato O’WardMonterrey, MexicoArrowArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
7Oliver Askew (R)Jupiter, Florida, USAArrowArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski ChocolateChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Dalton Kellett (R)Stouffville, CanadaK-Line USAAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAFifth Third BankRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USASealMasterDale Coyne RacingHonda
20Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USAU.S. Air ForceEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKay (R)Hoofddorp, NetherlandsSONAXEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceDXC TechnologyTeam PenskeChevrolet
26Zach VeachStockdale, Ohio, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USANAPA Auto Parts / AutoNationAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanPanasonic / Mi-JackRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
55Alex Palou (R)Barcelona, SpainGuaranteed RateDale Coyne RacingChevrolet
59Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandGallagherCarlinChevrolet
60Jack HarveyBassingham, EnglandAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
88Colton HertaBelleair, Florida, USACapstone Turbine #ShiftToGreenAndretti AutosportHonda
98Marco AndrettiNazareth, Pennsylvania, USASurgere / CurbAndretti AutosportHonda
(R) — Denotes NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year candidate
— Race 2 Entry List: PDF

Race 1 Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamEngine
1Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAPPGTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Charlie KimballCamarillo, California, USATresibaAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
5Pato O’WardMonterrey, MexicoArrowArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
7Oliver Askew (R)Jupiter, Florida, USAArrowArrow McLaren SPChevrolet
8Marcus EricssonKumla, SwedenHuski ChocolateChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandPNC BankChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Felix RosenqvistVärnamo, SwedenNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Dalton Kellett (R)Stouffville, CanadaK-Line USAAJ Foyt RacingChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAUnited RentalsRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Santino FerrucciWoodbury, Connecticut, USASealMasterDale Coyne RacingHonda
20Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USAU.S. Air ForceEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21Rinus VeeKay (R)Hoofddorp, NetherlandsSONAXEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
22Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceDXC TechnologyTeam PenskeChevrolet
26Zach VeachStockdale, Ohio, USAGainbridgeAndretti AutosportHonda
27Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USANAPA Auto Parts / AutoNationAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
30Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanPanasonic / Mi-JackRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
55Alex Palou (R)Barcelona, SpainGuaranteed RateDale Coyne RacingChevrolet
59Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandGallagherCarlinChevrolet
60Jack HarveyBassingham, EnglandAutoNation / SiriusXMMeyer Shank RacingHonda
88Colton HertaBelleair, Florida, USACapstone Turbine #ShiftToGreenAndretti AutosportHonda
98Marco AndrettiNazareth, Pennsylvania, USASurgere / CurbAndretti AutosportHonda
(R) — Denotes NTT IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year candidate
— Race 1 Entry List: PDF

LEXINGTON WEATHER

Track TypeRoad course
Length2.258 miles
Race Distance75 laps (169.35 miles)
Number of Turns13
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2020 Honda Indy 200 track map
Credit: Will Pittenger / Public domain
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@Mid_Ohio, #Honda200

Driver Performance IndexView PDF
Last Five Wins— 2019: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2018: Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport
— 2017: Josef Newgarden, Team Penske
— 2016: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske
— 2015: Graham Rahal, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Last Five Poles— 2019: Will Power, Team Penske (01:05.1569)
— 2018: Alexander Rossi, Andretti Autosport (1:04.6802)
— 2017: Will Power, Team Penske (1:04.1720)
— 2016: Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske (1:03.8700)
— 2015: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing (1:04.5814)
Qualifying Lap Record1:03.8700 (Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske on July 30, 2016)

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