IndyCar results and points standings after Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio


Mid-Ohio results and points standings: Josef Newgarden snapped a nine-race winless string to open the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season for Team Penske, winning from the pole position Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Newgarden led 73 of 80 laps around the 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course, including the final 23, and withstood a late charge by runner-up Marcus Ericsson, who came up 0.8790 seconds short.

Points leader Alex Palou finished third, followed by Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon. Alexander Rossi was fifth.

The 19th career victory for Newgarden occurred a day after Penske celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first checkered flag in IndyCar (with the late Mark Donohue in 1971 at Pocono Raceway). Newgarden had started from the pole in the past two races but had victories slip through his grasp at Detroit and Road America because of late caution flags.

“This team has been doing the job,” Newgarden said. “Everyone has been giving me a hard time, asking what’s up with us not winning a race. But I don’t think Team Penske could have done anything different. We’ve been in the game almost every race, had great performances. It’s great to seal a win here finally.”

Here are the IndyCar results and points standings Sunday in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course:


Click here for the box score from the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Click here for the lap leader chart.

Here is the finishing order with starting position in parentheses, driver, engine, laps completed and reason out:

1. (1) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 80, Running
2. (3) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 80, Running
3. (7) Alex Palou, Honda, 80, Running
4. (5) Scott Dixon, Honda, 80, Running
5. (6) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 80, Running
6. (8) Graham Rahal, Honda, 80, Running
7. (18) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 80, Running
8. (20) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 80, Running
9. (22) Santino Ferrucci, Honda, 80, Running
10. (19) Takuma Sato, Honda, 80, Running
11. (12) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 80, Running
12. (14) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 80, Running
13. (2) Colton Herta, Honda, 80, Running
14. (15) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 80, Running
15. (24) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 80, Running
16. (11) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 80, Running
17. (9) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 80, Running
18. (17) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 80, Running
19. (23) Jack Harvey, Honda, 80, Running
20. (26) Ryan Norman, Honda, 79, Running
21. (21) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 79, Running
22. (25) Jimmie Johnson, Honda, 79, Running
23. (13) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 78, Running
24. (10) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 78, Running
25. (4) Will Power, Chevrolet, 3, Contact
26. (16) Ed Jones, Honda, 3, Contact

Winner’s average speed: 108.405 mph; Time of race: 1:39:58.8551; Margin of victory: 0.8790 seconds; Cautions: 2 for 6 laps; Lead changes: 5 among 3 drivers; Lap Leaders: Newgarden 1-29; Herta 30-31; Newgarden 32-52; Ericsson 53-54; Herta 55-57; Newgarden 58-80.


Click here for the points tally in Sunday’s race.

Through 10 races, here are the full points standings for:



Engine manufacturers

Top 10 in the standings: Palou 384, O’Ward 345, Dixon 328, Newgarden 315, Ericsson 280, Pagenaud 271, Herta 260, VeeKay 257, Rahal 256, Sato 226

NEXT: The NTT IndyCar Series will race Sunday, Aug. 8 (5:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, the 11th round of the 2021 season (click here for the full broadcast schedule this year).

Vicki Golden and 805 Beer tell a unique story from an Inverted Perspective


Vicki Golden has earned a career worthy of a thousand stories and 805 Beer tells at least one of them, as “Inverted Perspective” premiered March 30 on the company’s website and YouTube channel.

Golden did more to break the glass ceiling in SuperMotocross than she ever thought possible. She knows this because riders have never felt the need to explain any of her accomplishments with the disclaimer, “for a girl”. 

At this point in Golden’s career, she’s been the first woman to finish top 10 in AMA Arenacross Lites, the first woman to qualify in the Fast 40 in Monster Energy AMA Supercross and the first woman to compete in freestyle Moto X competition, earning a bronze medal by doing so.

Her love for moto came from childhood while she watched her dad and brother ride. By seven she was on her bike and making waves throughout Southern California. 

Golden, 30, is still madly in love with the sport and has no plans on moving away but her career is already one to talk about. 805 Beer’s film series wanted to do exactly that.

“I’m taken aback by it all,” Golden told NBC Sports about the documentary. “It’s just crazy to see your story, it’s one thing to live your life and battle everything that comes about but it’s another to just sit there and talk about it.”

805 approached Golden about the feature by asking, “Do you even realize that what you do, and your story is special?”

Golden took the question as a blank canvas to map out the highs and lows of her career and life. 

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The title “Inverted Perspective” came from a brainstorming session with Dominick Russo and it highlights Golden’s outlook on the sport of SuperMotocross and her life in general. 

“My whole life, my whole career was thinking differently and looking at things that shouldn’t be done and aren’t there, while being able to make a place for myself, where no one thought there should be a place,” Golden said.  “It’s inspiring someone to think in different ways. It sums up my life.”

Vicki Golden is not “fast for a girl”; she’s just fast. – 805 Beer

While Golden is no stranger to the spotlight, this was the first time she’s been fully involved with the storytelling and creation of a feature about herself. 

“It’s not like a full new experience,” Golden said. “Obviously, you get your standard questions about your upbringing and accomplishments, but I’ve never really put into perspective things that happened in my past with my dad and putting that to light. Also, certain other things that maybe got overlooked in previous interviews or films. I wanted to touch on these and Dom wanted to create a story. It’s just cool to see it come to light, it’s a nearly impossible thing to tell somebody’s life story in 40 minutes.”

Golden’s father was left paralyzed after an ATV accident, robbing him the opportunity to ride again. This happened a few months before the father-daughter duo was set to compete in the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Nationals when Vicki was 12. While she might have been unable to grasp the severity at the time, it’s something she carries with her. Golden continues to ride in his honor.

Years later, an accident in 2018 nearly sidelined the then 25-year-old Vicki when a freestyle accident almost resulted in the amputation of her lower leg. 

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Golden 805 Beer
Vicki Golden has ridden a variety of disciplines in SuperMotocross, which gives her a unique perspective. – 805 Beer

“Inverted Perspective” highlights her father’s diligence in helping Vicki continue with her career and the kindness and strength he carried while fighting his own battle. 

“My dad was the entire reason that I started riding in the first place,” Golden said. “So, to honor his memory and to honor what we went through and how hard he pushed to keep our dream alive and keep everything going – in that sense then, it was really special to be able to honor him and talk about him.”

The 40-minute feature was filmed entirely in black and white, a stark contrast from the oversaturated world of motocross where the brighter the suit the easier it is for fans to find their rider and follow him in the race. By filming in monochrome Russo and Golden had the chance to focus on the race and track from a different perspective. 

“It was cool to be able to film it differently,” Golden said. “It created a challenge in the sense of what was going to be more visually impactful for the film.

“I couldn’t be here without the companies that back me but at the same time, it’s not like the logos or colors disappeared, it’s just different lights shed on different spots. It’s just a cool way to do it and to take color away and still be impactful. When you think of black and white, you think of old school, the OG way of doing things.”