IndyCar Mid-Ohio start times: Lately, starting first has meant finishing first in the NTT IndyCar Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Last year, Josef Newgarden qualified first and led 73 of 80 laps, becoming the third consecutive polesitter from Mid-Ohio to win the race. Colton Herta and Will Power both won from pole in Mid-Ohio in the doubleheader of the 2020 race weekend, and Alexander Rossi also won after starting first at the Lexington, Ohio road course in 2018.
Simon Pagenaud (2016) and Scott Dixon (’11) also won from pole at Mid-Ohio, where qualifying has traditionally been important.
But an unpredictable 2022 has underscored the downside. There were eight different pole winners at the start of the season and only Scott McLaughlin has won after starting first (at the season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida). The average result for 2022 pole sitters is 9.88.
If Mid-Ohio produces a ninth pole winner early in the season, it will break a record set in 1961
Ohio native Graham Rahal, who grew up in the Columbus area, will celebrate a milestone at his home track Sunday by making his 250th career start with IndyCar.
Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (all times are ET):
HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO INDYCAR START TIMES
TV: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and streaming on Peacock, the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analysts Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe. Kevin Lee and Dillon Welch are the pit reporters. Click here for NBC Sports’ full schedule for IndyCar in 2022.
Peacock Premium will also be the streaming broadcast for both practice and qualifying.
ORDER TO START ENGINES: 12:46 p.m. ET
GREEN FLAG: 12:53 p.m. ET
POSTRACE SHOW ON PEACOCK: After the race is over, an exclusive post-race show will be broadcast on Peacock featuring driver interviews, post-race analysis and the podium presentation. To watch the extended post-race show, click on the special stream on Peacock after Sunday’s race ends.
Peacock will also be the streaming broadcast for practice and qualifying. The race will also be streamed on Peacock (in addition to the NBC Sports App/NBCSports.com and NBC Show streams).
WORK OUT: Friday, 3:30 p.m. (Peacock Premium); Saturday, 9:30 a.m. (Peacock Premium); 5:20 p.m. (Peacock Premium); Sunday, 9:45 am (Peacock Premium)
QUALIFICATION: Saturday, 2:45 p.m. (Peacock Premium)
RACETRACK: The race is 80 laps (180.64 miles) around a 2.258-mile, 13-turn street course in Lexington, Ohio.
TIRE BREAKDOWN: Six sets primary, four sets alternate for use during race weekend. An additional set of primary tires may be used by teams using a rookie driver. Teams must use one set of primary tires and one set of new spare tires (stickers) for at least two laps in the race.
PRESS TO PASS: Two hundred seconds total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation. The push-to-pass is not available on the first start or restart unless it occurs in the final two laps or three minutes of a time trial. The function increases the power of the engine by about 60 hp. Indy Lights: 150 seconds total time with a maximum time of 15 seconds per activation.
FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 81 degrees with a 13% chance of rain at the green flag.
INCOMING LIST: Click here to see the 27 riders lined up Sunday in Mid-Ohio.
INDY LIGHTS RACE: Sunday, 9:40 am, 35 laps/79.03 miles or 55 minutes (Peacock Premium)
INDY LIGHTS ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 13 registered drivers.
HONDA INDY 200 AT MID OHIO WEEKEND PLAN
(All times are Easter)
Friday July 1st
8 o’clock: Practice Indy Pro 2000
8:45 am: USF2000 practice
9:30 am: Training for the Porsche Sprint Challenge
10:25 a.m: Indy Pro 2000 Qualifier
11:10 am: USF2000 qualification
11:55 am: Stadium Super Trucks Training
12:40 p.m.: Training for the Porsche Sprint Challenge
1:35 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 qualification
2:20 p.m.: Practice Indy Lights
3:30 p.m.: NTT IndyCar Series Training (Peacock Premium)
5:15 p.m.: USF2000, race 1
Saturday July 2nd
8 o’clock: Qualification for the Porsche Sprint Challenge
8:35 am: Practice Indy Lights
9:30 am: NTT IndyCar Series Training (Peacock Premium)
10:45 am: USF2000, race 2
11:40 am: Indy Pro 2000, Race 1
12:45 p.m.: Porsche Sprint Challenge, race 1
1:45 p.m.: Indy Lights Qualification
2:45 p.m.: NTT IndyCar Series Qualification (Peacock Premium)
4:15 p.m.: Stadium Super Trucks, Race 1
17 o’clock: USF2000, race 3
5:55 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000, Race 2
Sunday 3rd July
8:30 am: Porsche Sprint Challenge, Race 2
9:45 o clock: NTT IndyCar Series (Peacock Premium) warm-up
10:35 a.m: Indy Lights Race (Peacock Premium)
Midday: NTT IndyCar Series driver introductions
12:53 p.m: NTT IndyCar Series race, 80 laps/180.64 miles (NBC, Peacock)
3 pm: Stadium Super Trucks, Race 2
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