Today’s IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio: How to watch, start times, TV, live streaming info

AUTO: JUL 29 IndyCar Series - Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
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IndyCar Mid-Ohio start times: The Honda Indy 200 will feature the largest field outside of the Indy 500 so far during the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series as 26 cars line up for Sunday’s Fourth of July race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Ryan Norman will make his IndyCar debut in the No. 52 Dallara-Honda for Dale Coyne Racing with Rick Ware Racing, and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field a third car for Santino Ferrucci.

The driver who has led the most laps in the past six IndyCar races this season has failed to win the race (two short of the all-time record).

STARTING LINEUP: Tire designations for the green flag at Mid-Ohio

Six-time series champion Scott Dixon leads active drivers with six victories at Mid-Ohio. Will Power and Colton Herta won at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course last season.

Here are the details and IndyCar start times for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio (all times are ET):


Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

TV: Noon ET on NBC and streaming on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. Leigh Diffey is the announcer with analyst Townsend Bell. Kelli Stavast and Kevin Lee are the pit reporters.

COMMAND TO START ENGINES: 11:58 a.m.

GREEN FLAG: 12:05 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 80 laps (180.64 miles) on a 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

TIRE ALLOTMENT:  Six sets primary, four sets alternate for use during the race weekend. One additional set of primary tires may be used by teams fielding a rookie driver. Teams must use one set of primary and one set of new (sticker) alternate tires for at least two laps in the race.

PUSH TO PASS: 200 seconds of total time with a maximum time of 20 seconds per activation. The push-to-pass is not available on the initial start or any restart unless it occurs in the final two laps or three minutes of a timed race. The feature increases the power of the engine by approximately 60 horsepower

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 80 degrees with a 3% chance of rain at the green flag.

STARTING LINEUP, PRACTICE/QUALIFYING SPEEDS: Click here for the results so far this weekend

ENTRY LIST: Click here for the 26 cars entered at Mid-Ohio


IndyCar weekend schedule for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Honda Indy Friday schedule

8:10-9:40 a.m.: Indy Lights practice

9:55-10:25 a.m.: USF2000 practice

10:40-11:10 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 practice

11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Indy Lights practice

12:25-12:55 p.m.: Stadium Super Trucks practice

1:10-1:30 p.m.: USF2000 qualifying

1:45-2:05 p.m.: Indy Pro 2000 qualifying

2:30-3:15 p.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock Premium)

3:35-4:05 p.m.: Indy Lights qualifying

4:20-5 p.m.: USF2000 Race 1

Honda Indy Saturday schedule

8:20-8:40 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 qualifying

9:05-9:50 a.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock Premium)

10:05-10:35 a.m.: Indy Lights qualifying

10:50-11:35 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Race 1

Noon-1:15 p.m.: IndyCar qualifying (Peacock Premium; tape delay: NBCSN, 8 p.m. ET)

1:40-2:10 p.m.: Stadium Super Trucks Race 1

2:30-3:10 p.m.: USF2000 Race 2

3:30-4 p.m.: IndyCar practice (Peacock Premium)

4:30-5:20 p.m.: Indy Lights Race 1 (Peacock Premium)

Honda Indy Sunday schedule

8:05-8:45 a.m.: USF2000 Race 3

9-9:45 a.m.: Indy Pro 2000 Race 2

10-10:50 a.m.: Indy Lights Race 2 (Peacock Premium)

12:05 p.m.: Honda Indy 200 (NBC)

2:30-3 p.m.: Stadium Super Trucks Race 2


COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM:

ROUND 1: Alex Palou breaks through with first victory in season opener

ROUND 2: Colton Herta puts on a sublime showing in St. Pete

ROUND 3: Scott Dixon maintains Texas dominance

ROUND 4: Pato O’Ward scores first IndyCar victory

ROUND 5: Rinus VeeKay dazzles to break through for first IndyCar triumph

ROUND 6: Helio Castroneves becomes fourth four-time Indy 500 winner

ROUND 7: Marcus Ericsson scores first IndyCar victory

ROUND 8: Pato O’Ward wins, takes points lead

ROUND 9: Alex Palou takes advantage of Josef Newgarden’s misfortune

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Justin Grant prevails over Kyle Larson in the Turkey Night Grand Prix

Grant Larson Turkey Night
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On the heels of his Hangtown 100 victory, Justin Grant worked his way from 13th in the Turkey Night Grand Prix to beat three-time event winner Kyle Larson by 1.367 seconds. The 81st annual event was run at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway for the sixth time.

“My dad used to take me to Irwindale Speedway, and we’d watch Turkey Night there every year,” Grant said in a series press release. “This is one of the races I fell in love with. I didn’t think I’d ever get a chance to run in it, never thought I’d make a show and certainly never thought I’d be able to win one.”

With its genesis in 1934 at Gilmore Stadium, a quarter-mile dirt track in Los Angeles, the race is steeped in history with winners that include AJ Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Gary Bettenhausen and Johnnie Parsons. Tony Stewart won it in 2000. Kyle Larson won his first of three Turkey Night Grands Prix in 2012. Christopher Bell earned his first of three in 2014, so Grant’s enthusiasm was well deserved.

So was the skepticism that he would win. He failed to crack the top five in three previous attempts, although he came close last year with a sixth-place result. When he lined up for the feature 13th in the crowded 28-car field, winning seemed like a longshot.

Grant watched as serious challengers fell by the wayside. Mitchel Moles flipped on Lap 10 of the feature. Michael “Buddy” Kofoid took a tumble on Lap 68 and World of Outlaws Sprint car driver Carson Macedo flipped on Lap 79. Grant saw the carnage ahead of him and held a steady wheel as he passed Tanner Thorson for the lead with 15 laps remaining and stayed out of trouble for the remainder of the event.

“It’s a dream come true to win the Turkey Night Grand Prix,” Grant said.


Kyle Larson follows Justin Grant to the front on Turkey Night

The 2012, 2016 and 2019 winner, Larson was not scheduled to run the event. His wife Katelyn is expecting their third child shortly, but after a couple of glasses of wine with Thanksgiving dinner and while watching some replays of the event, Larson texted car owner Chad Boat to see if he had a spare car lying around. He did.

“We weren’t great but just hung around and it seemed like anybody who got to the lead crashed and collected some people,” Larson said. “We made some passes throughout; in the mid-portion, we weren’t very good but then we got better at the end.

“I just ran really, really hard there, and knew I was running out of time, so I had to go. I made some pretty crazy and dumb moves, but I got to second and was hoping we could get a caution to get racing with Justin there. He was sliding himself at both ends and thought that maybe we could get a run and just out-angle him into [Turn] 1 and get clear off [Turn] 2 if we got a caution, but it just didn’t work out.”

Larson padded one of the most impressive stats in the history of this race, however. In 10 starts, he’s won three times, finished second four times, was third once and fourth twice.

Bryant Wiedeman took the final spot on the podium.

As Grant and Larson began to pick their way through the field, Kofoid took the lead early from the outside of the front row and led the first 44 laps of the race before handing it over to Cannon McIntosh, who bicycled on Lap 71 before landing on all fours. While Macedo and Thorson tussled for the lead with McIntosh, Grant closed in.

Thorson finished 19th with McIntosh 20th. Macedo recovered from his incident to finish ninth. Kofoid’s hard tumble relegated him to 23rd.

Jake Andreotti in fourth and Kevin Thomas, Jr. rounded out the top five.

1. Justin Grant (started 13)
2. Kyle Larson (22)
3. Bryant Wiedeman (4)
4. Jake Andreotti (9)
5. Kevin Thomas Jr. (1)
6. Logan Seavey (8)
7. Alex Bright (27)
8. Emerson Axsom (24)
9. Carson Macedo (7)
10. Jason McDougal (18)
11. Jake Swanson (16)
12. Chase Johnson (6)
13. Jacob Denney (26)
14. Ryan Timms (23)
15. Chance Crum (28)
16. Brenham Crouch (17)
17. Jonathan Beason (19)
18. Cade Lewis (14)
19. Tanner Thorson (11)
20. Cannon McIntosh (3)
21. Thomas Meseraull (15)
22. Tyler Courtney (21)
23. Buddy Kofoid (2)
24. Brody Fuson (5)
25. Mitchel Moles (20)
26. Daniel Whitley (10)
27. Kaylee Bryson (12)
28. Spencer Bayston (25)