A handful of other post-Mid-Ohio IndyCar stats

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Here are some other stats of note from the IZOD IndyCar Series’ Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio:

  • 201 straight green flag laps at Mid-Ohio. Both the 2013 (90 laps) and 2012 (85) went caution-free, and the last 26 laps of 2011 were run without a yellow.
  • The top 10 finishers at Mid-Ohio make up nine of the top 10 in points. The only interloper is, believe it or not, Will Power, who fell to 11th with Kimball’s win. Tony Kanaan’s second straight last-place, P24 finish, has dropped the Indy 500 winner to P10 in the points.
  • Charlie Kimball’s win now makes it nine different winners from seven different teams in 14 races.
  • Scott Dixon (296) leads Helio Castroneves (267) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (202) on road/street points, while on ovals, Castroneves and RHR have 186, and Dixon has 126. Overall, Dixon is 31 (453-422) and RHR 65 (453-388) back of Castroneves.
  • Sunday marked the second straight year of a caution-free race at Mid-Ohio. It was also the IndyCar race with the fewest number of DNFs (Kanaan), and fastest road or street course race this season (117.825 mph), beating Barber which had just one caution.
  • Hot streaks: Castroneves now has 10 straight top 10s. Next best is Marco Andretti with 5 in a row, then Dixon and Dario Franchitti with 4 in a row.
  • Droughts: Rookie Tristan Vautier has gone 12, and Sebastian Saavedra 7 straight races without a top 10. Takuma Sato now has gone five straight races finishing P20 or worse.
  • Marco Andretti’s top 10-finish streak could be so much better though if not for seemingly bad strategy and fuel mileage.
  • James Davison passed Luca Filippi on last lap to earn “top debutante” honors on the weekend. Although Filippi had more pace this weekend, Davison had spent roughly four years out of open-wheel and did a more than serviceable job in the second Dale Coyne Racing car.