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IndyCar Series 2014

Round 15: Mid Ohio

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Mid Ohio
August 2, 2014

Front Row Start for Newgarden at Mid-Ohio

Josef Newgarden conquered constantly changing track conditions Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, leading the Honda-powered field in Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying, and will start on the outside of the front row, second in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200.

Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)zoom
Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)
Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport)zoom
Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport)

A heavy rain shower that fell shortly before the start of qualifying resulted in a thoroughly wet track, which gradually dried throughout the three-round knockout qualifying. Newgarden was one of three Honda-powered entries to advance to the final “Fast Six” round, with Carlos Munoz and Ryan Hunter-Reay, both from Andretti Autosport, qualifying fourth and fifth, respectively.

Television coverage of Sunday’s 15th round of the 2014 season starts at 3 p.m. EDT on the NBC Sports Network.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)zoom
Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing)zoom
Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing)
Josef Newgarden (#67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda) qualified 2nd, equals his career-best qualifying performance of 2nd at Texas Motor Speedway:
“I thought we were pretty good in practice this morning, but everyone was so close that I'm glad it rained, because it spread everyone out. We had a really great car; just trying to get the most out of each lap was key. You couldn't make any mistakes. That last run was really difficult to judge if we were going to risk it and go on reds [dry weather, soft compound tires]. The good thing was we made it to the Fast Six, so, worst case scenario, we were going to start sixth. I think the smart thing to do was stay on wets. That's what everyone else did. It seemed like the right move and we just missed [the pole] by a bit.”
Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing)zoom
Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing)
IndyCar Series
Round 15: Mid Ohio
Rank Driver (Team)
1Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing)
2Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)
3Tony Kanaan (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
4Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport)
5Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
6Will Power (Team Penske)
7Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)
8Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)
9Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
10Carlos Huertas (Dale Coyne Racing)
13Mikhail Aleshin (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)
16Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)
17James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)
18Jack Hawksworth (Bryan Herta Autosport)
21Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing)

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