Aug 3, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Sebastien Bourdais was quickest on a wet Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in earning the Verizon P1 Award on Aug. 2, and the driver of the No. 11 Mistic KVSH Racing car was quickest on the dry 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in the 30-minute warmup session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.
Bourdais moved to the top of the time chart with 4 minutes, 53 seconds left with a lap of 1 minute, 6.0186 seconds. Teammate Sebastian Saavedra, who qualified 14th, was .3084 of a second back in second in the No. 17 Automatic Fire Sprinklers KV AFS Racing car. Ryan Hunter-Reay, the 2013 pole sitter, was third (1:06.4616) in the No. 28 DHL Andretti Autosport car and Scott Dixon showed promise on the dry racing surface with a best lap of 1:06.5603 for fourth in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car.
Dixon, who has won four of the past seven races at Mid-Ohio, qualified 22nd for the 90-lap race.
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NBCSN's telecast starts at 3 p.m. (ET). Leah Diffey is the chief announcer. The IMS Radio Network broadcast with Paul Page is on IMS Radio Network affiliates, XM 209, Sirius 213 and IndyCar.com and the INDYCAR 14 app in conjunction with real-time Timing & Scoring.
Hunter-Reay enters the 15th race of the 18-race season 69 points behind championship front-runner Helio Castroneves. Will Power is second, 13 points behind his Team Penske teammate. Castroneves, who entered the Mid-Ohio race in August 2013 as the championship points leader, finished second in the standings to Dixon. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner is seeking his first series title.
"We want the team to be the champion," Castroneves said. "Unfortunately, the last few years, we were close and not able to make it happen. Right now, myself, Will and Juan Pablo (Montoya) have a chance, so yes, I want to be the one, but in the end of the day, we want to have this for Team Penske."
Power, who starts sixth, also is aiming for his first series title. He was the championship runner-up in 2010, 2011 and '12.
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