IndyCar at Mid-Ohio Sunday: How to watch, start times, live streaming info

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The NTT IndyCar Series will return Sunday to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the back half of a race weekend doubleheader that usually has brought good times to Scott Dixon.

The points leader has a series-high six victories at the track. On Saturday, the five-time series champion started an uncharacteristic 17th but still rallied for 10th in the 75-lap race, which was won by Will Power.

With four races remaining in the season, Dixon still has a solid 76-point edge on Saturday runner-up Josef Newgarden in the championship standings.

WHAT DRIVERS SAID: Postrace reactions from Mid-Ohio’s Saturday race

After Mid-Ohio, IndyCar will head to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for another race weekend doubleheader Oct. 2-3.

The season will conclude Oct. 25 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Florida, street circuit, which originally was slated as the season opener before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic caused its postponement.

Here is the IndyCar at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course schedule for Sunday (all times are ET), including details and start times:


Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course TV schedule for Sunday

Honda Indy 200 Race No. 2: 1 p.m., NBCNBC Sports Gold and streaming on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com); Leigh Diffey is the lead announcer for IndyCar on NBCSN this weekend with analysts Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy and pit reporters James Hinchcliffe and Kelli Stavast.


Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course start times, information

COMMAND TO START ENGINES: 12:58 p.m.

GREEN FLAG: 1:05 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 75 laps (169.35 miles) around Mid-Ohio’s 13-turn, a 2.258-mile road course in Lexington, Ohio.

TIRE ALLOTMENT: Nine sets primary, five sets alternate to be used during the event weekend. Teams must use one set of primary and one set of alternate tires in the race.

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 76 degrees with a 15% chance of rain at the green flag.

SUNDAY’S QUALIFYING, LINEUP: Colton Herta won the pole position in a wild session

SATURDAY’S RACE: Will Power dominated from the pole position for his first victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

SATURDAY’S RESULTS AND POINTS: Click here for the full stats package from Race 1

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 23 drivers racing this weekend at Mid-Ohio

Zach Veach splits with Andretti Autosport for rest of IndyCar season

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Zach Veach will be leaving his Andretti Autosport ride with three races remaining in the season, choosing to explore options after the decision was made he wouldn’t return for 2021.

In a Wednesday release, Andretti Autosport said a replacement driver for the No. 26 Dallara-Honda would be named in the coming days. The NTT IndyCar Series will race Oct. 2-3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and then conclude the season Oct. 25 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Veach was ranked 11th in the points standings through 11 races of his third season with Andretti. Since a fourth in the June 6 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway, he hadn’t finished higher than 14th.

“The decision was made that I will not be returning in 2021 with Andretti Autosport in the No. 26 Gainbridge car,” Veach said in the Andretti release. “This, along with knowing that limited testing exists for teams due to COVID, have led me to the decision to step out of the car for the remainder of the 2020 IndyCar season. I am doing this to allow the team to have time with other drivers as they prepare for 2021, and so that I can also explore my own 2021 options.

“This is the hardest decision I have ever made, but to me, racing is about family, and it is my belief that you take care of your family. Andretti Autosport is my family and I feel this is what is best to help us all reach the next step. I will forever be grateful to Michael and the team for all of their support over the years. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for a relationship that started many years ago with Road to Indy. I will also be forever grateful to Dan Towriss for his friendship and for the opportunity he and Gainbridge have given me.

“My love for this sport and the people involved is unmeasurable, and I look forward to continuing to be amongst the racing world and fans in 2021.”

Said team owner Michael Andretti: “We first welcomed Zach to the Andretti team back in his USF2000 days and have enjoyed watching him grow and evolve as a racer, and a person. His decision to allow us to use the last few races to explore our 2021 options shows the measure of his character.

“Zach has always placed team and family first, and we’re very happy to have had him as part of ours for so many years. We wish him the best in whatever 2021 may bring and will always consider him a friend.”

Andretti fields five full-time cars for Veach, Alexander Rossi, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti and Colton Herta.

It also has fielded James Hinchcliffe in three races this season.