NXS: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 Set to Close Mid-Ohio Season Next Weekend

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – official track release — The Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, the season finale at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, gets underway on Saturday, Aug. 15. Ten Patients Champions from the renowned Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus will serve as Grand Marshals for the unique event – and all have been paired with NASCAR XFINITY drivers …

Kyle’s Corner: Things I Took From the Weekend

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Column by Race Chaser Online Associate Editor Kyle Magda — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Well, another NASCAR weekend at Pocono Raceway and an IndyCar go at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is in the books. Nothing but stories flooded the race weekends and only added more suspense to both racing series’ seasons. Red-hot …

INDYCAR: Hometown Hero Graham Rahal Wins Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio; Climbs Into Title Contention

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LEXINGTON, Ohio — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Graham Rahal’s surge in the second half of the Verizon IndyCar Series season continued with an emphatic victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Rahal, who started 13th in the 90-lap race in the No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, corralled his second victory …

INDY LIGHTS: Game On; Rayhall Wins Dramatic Mid-Ohio Race as Pigot Closes Championship Gap

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – official series release — Mazda Road to Indy photo — The battle for this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires crown, as well as a prize of entry into three rounds of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series has heated up dramatically following an action-packed Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Powered by Mazda. Sean Rayhall, who …

USF2000: Hat Trick; Jamin Sweeps USF2000 Tripleheader With Third Win at Ohio

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – official series release — USF2000 photo — Nico Jamin is on a roll. The 19-year-old Frenchman swept all three races that comprised this weekend’s Allied Building Products Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, rounds 12 through 14 of the 16-race Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Jamin, driving for now four-time defending championship-winning team Cape Motorsports with Wayne …

INDYCAR: Showstopper; Dixon Blitzes Mid-Ohio, Sets New Track Record En Route to 23rd Career Pole

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LEXINGTON, Ohio — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Scott Dixon shattered a 16-year-old track record on the way to earning the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s 90-lap Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. This marks the fourth track record that has been broken during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, which in addition to Mid-Ohio includes events at St. Petersburg, Long …

INDY LIGHTS: R.C. Enerson Scores Maiden Victory With Schmidt Peterson in Mid-Ohio

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – official series release — Indy Lights photo — R.C. Enerson scored a storybook victory in Saturday’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Powered by Mazda, round 13 of the 2015 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The teenager from New Port Richey, Fla., qualified his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian Dallara-Mazda IL-15 on the pole and was …

PRO MAZDA: Urrutia Flexes His Muscle at Mid-Ohio; Charges to Third Win of Season in Commanding Fashion

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – official series release — Pro Mazda photo — Points leader Santi Urrutia took another step toward his goal of winning the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires for Team Pelfrey by virtue of his victory Saturday in the first of two races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Championship rival Neil Alberico bounced back to prominence …

NXS: JGR Sponsor Returns; SunEnergy1 to Sponsor No. 20 Car for Five Races

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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — official team release — Joe Gibbs Racing photo — Continuing their support of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) for the second consecutive season, SunEnergy1 will sponsor five NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races in 2015 with Denny Hamlin and road-course veteran Kenny Habul sharing the driving duties of the No. 20 Toyota Camry. After sponsoring four NXS races last …

NXS: Road Course Return; Justin Marks Back for Two in HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi No. 42

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CONCORD, N.C. — official team release — Jamie Sabau/Getty Images North America photo — HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi (HSMCG) announced today that road-course racing veteran Justin Marks will be behind the wheel of the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro for two NASCAR XFINITY Series events this season. He will compete for HSMCG at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio …

NNS: Buescher’s Breakout; Chris Buescher Coasts Home to Score Upset Nationwide Win at Mid-Ohio

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LEXINGTON, Ohio — official release — Sarah Glenn/Getty Images photo — The math didn’t add up. Crew chief Scott Graves was in NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chris Buescher’s ear, telling him he was two laps shy of making the finish. The thing was Buescher was in the lead by more than two seconds when he got the news. “Not going to lie. Scott about …

NNS: Hormish Wins Coors Light Pole at Mid-Ohio

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LEXINGTON, Ohio — official release — Nick Laham/Getty Images photo — Sam Hornish Jr. earned the Coors Light Pole Award ahead of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 24.787 seconds. Hornish was fastest in the opening practice session for the weekend, and his speed hasn’t waned since. Alex Tagliani will also start on the front row, with a …