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Defending IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay knows it's time to make inroads on points leader Helio Castroneves.
Hunter-Reay put himself in perfect position to do it this weekend at Mid-Ohio. Hunter-Reay captured the pole for Sunday's Indy 200, turning the second-fastest lap in track history to edge Will Power for the top spot. It will be the third time this season and the fourth time in his career that Hunter-Reay will start from the front.
Scott Dixon, who has won three straight races to move into second in the points race, will start third. Marco Andretti qualified fourth, followed by Charlie Kimball and Dario Franchitti.
Castroneves will start 15th. The Brazilian leads Dixon by 24 points and Hunter-Reay by 69 as he searches for his first series title.
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Ryan Hunter-Reay earned pole for Andretti Autosport at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, leading teammate Marco Andretti and Penske's Will Power.
Ryan Hunter-Reay hopes to snap a steak of finishes outside the top ten. On Saturday he earned the pole for hte Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Starting Lineup for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
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Lexington, OH- All the talk entering this weekend’s Izod IndyCar Series race at the 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was centered around Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
After all, Scott Dixon won the last three races entering this weekend’s race and is the two-time defending champion of this very race.
In fact, Dixon has won three of the last four races here and trimmed 63 points...
Lexington, OH- If last year’s race was any indication, expect strategy to be the biggest key in reaching victory lane in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Last year, we saw most of the front runners that started up front try and use a two-stop pit strategy.
That proved to be the race winning strategy, but the three-stop strategy wasn’t too...