IndyCar Mid-Ohio postponed
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IndyCar doubleheader race weekend Aug. 8-9 at Mid-Ohio postponed

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Less than a week after the NTT IndyCar Series added a second race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the track abruptly announced Saturday that its race weekend has been postponed.

In a release, the track said the races would be moved to “a date to be determined in September or October.” The Mid-Ohio statement attributed the reason for the postponement to “communication with local health officials given the current environment” in an apparent reference to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Last Monday, IndyCar announced a Saturday, Aug. 8 race as part of The Honda Indy 200 in the wake of the cancellations of races at Portland and Laguna Seca.

The next race on the IndyCar schedule now will be the Indianapolis 500, which will take place Sunday, Aug. 23 (1 p.m. ET, NBC). Indianapolis Motor Speedway is scheduled to open for practice Aug. 11.

IndyCar currently has no races scheduled in September with a four-week gap between the race weekend doubleheader Aug. 29-30 at World Wide Technology Raceway and the Oct. 2-3 races on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Here’s the release Saturday from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on IndyCar being postponed:

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 1, 2020) – IndyCar and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course have agreed to postpone The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio scheduled for Aug. 7-9 until a date to be determined in September or October. This decision was made through communication with local health officials given the current environment.

Our team continues to work with all of our partners and our local government to identify a date later this year when we can host The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Visit midohio.com for ongoing updates.

We appreciate the patience and understanding of our fans as we navigate this postponement.

IMSA results, points, stats package after Sunday at Road America

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Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Team Penske’s first victory this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning at Road America from the pole position Sunday and moving up to sixth in points after finishing no better than seventh in the first three races this season.

The Team Penske No. 7 Acura DPi led a race-high 48  of 63 laps, including the final four after Castroneves seized a restart to take first from Renger van der Zande, who finished second with Ryan Briscoe in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi.

Other class winners at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course were the No. 81 ORECA LMP2 07 of Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in LMP2, the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in GTLM and the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 of Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo in GTD.

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Here are the race stats, points and results from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi standings, the No. 10 Cadillac of Briscoe and van der Zande leads by six points (124-118) over the No. 5 Cadillac of Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais.

The No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor leads the GTLM standings with 130 points, 10 more than the No. 912 Porsche of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

In GTD, the No. 12 Lexus of Bell and Montecalvo moved into the lead by four points (121-117) over AIM Vasser Sullivan teammates Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the No. 14 Lexus.

The No. 38 of Performance Tech Motorsport leads in LMP2.

Click here for the points standings for drivers and teams after Road America.

STATS PACKAGE FOR ROAD AMERICA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes will race Aug. 21-22 at Virginia International Raceway.