Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Front Gate

NBC Sports Network will broadcast the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio at 3 p.m. (ET). It's preceded by the Firestone Indy Lights Mid-Ohio 100 at 2 p.m.

Chief announcer Leigh Diffey is joined by analysts Townsend Bell and IZOD IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Click it: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio qualifying results || Final practice results || Starting lineup

Radio broadcast: IMS Radio Network affiliates, Sirius and XM 211, American Forces Network, INDYCAR 13 app, www.indycar.com ... Chief announcer: Mike King

Timing & Scoring: INDYCAR 13 app, Race Control on www.indycar.com

Twitter: @IndyCar (#IndyCar), @FollowMidOhio (#Honda200)

Track layout: 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course

Length: 90 laps with 10 overtake assist pushes for 20 seconds each

Restarts: Double file

Verizon P1 Award winner: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Chevrolet-powered No. 1 DHL car for Andretti Autosport

What to watch: Helio Castroneves, the championship points leader, qualified 15th and said the Team Penske group would have to alter its race strategy to move to the front.

Scott Dixon, driver of the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, is 29 points behind Castroneves. Dixon, who will start on Row 2, has won the past two races at Mid-Ohio and three consecutive races in July.

"Have to look at the points to see where the other people are, but it's still wide open," he said. "Yes, after the race, you'll look to see who finished where. Hopefully you're not looking at that before the end of the race and you're out of the car."

Tristan Vautier, driving the No. 55 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports car, was penalized 10 grid spots for an unapproved engine change and will start 21st.

Did you know:  Dixon has never finished outside of the top five at Mid-Ohio in his IZOD IndyCar Series career.

Up next: The GoPro Indy Grand Pix of Sonoma on Aug. 25 at Sonoma Raceway (NBC Sports Network).