IndyCar Paddock Pass: Mid-Ohio (VIDEO)

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LEXINGTON, Ohio – NBCSN’s coverage of the Verizon IndyCar Series continues this weekend with the series trip to the venerable Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Honda Indy 200 (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET, CNBC).

The NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass also continues for another episode from the Lexington, Ohio circuit.

NBCSN IndyCar pit reporter and Indy Lights analyst Anders Krohn checks in for the latest edition of the show, which you can see above.

On tap in this week’s episode are interviews with AJ Foyt Racing teammates Conor Daly and Carlos Munoz, who look for a good weekend.

Daly starts 11th, one of his season-best results, while Munoz has been sneaky good at Mid-Ohio with third, fourth and ninth place finishes in three starts.

Additional check-ins are with Andretti Autosport teammates Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti. Rossi led third practice Saturday morning while Andretti has been good in practice, but failed to advance in qualifying.

You can see the episode above. Past IndyCar Paddock Pass episodes are below:


Hartley’s F1 grid penalty streak continues in Abu Dhabi

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Brendon Hartley’s record of receiving a grid penalty at every Formula 1 race he has started is set to continue in Abu Dhabi this weekend after Toro Rosso was forced to change part of his Renault power unit following the last race in Brazil.

Since making his F1 debut at the United States Grand Prix last month, Hartley has faced a grid drop at all three races he has started so far amid ongoing reliability difficulties for power unit supplier Renault.

After being forced to retire from the last race in Brazil two weeks ago due to an engine issue, Hartley has received a 10-place grid penalty for Abu Dhabi after it was confirmed Toro Rosso had changed the MGU-H on his power unit.

Hartley is yet to score any points in F1, having retired from two of his three races so far to make his debut run to P13 in Austin his best result to date.

The Toro Rosso driver finished 20th in FP1 and 19th in FP2 during Friday’s practice sessions in Abu Dhabi as he continued to get to grips with the Yas Marina Circuit.