Andretti Autosport Mid-Ohio Race 1 Report
 July 26, 2019| 
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Andretti Race 1 MO 2019
COOPER TIRES GRAND PRIX OF MID-OHIO RACE 1
RACE 1 REPORT
07.27.2019

 

A picture perfect day for Oliver Askew as he sailed to his fifth victory in the 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. Askew started Race 1 from the pole position and commanded all 30 laps from green to checkered. Ohio native Ryan Norman started today's race in fourth and immediately worked his way into third on Lap 1 before eventually passing to capture second place, his best finish around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Tune into NBC Sports Gold and the Road to Indy TV app tomorrow at 12:45 p.m. ET for all of the action for Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Race 2.

 

No. 28 INDEX INVEST DALLARA
  • STARTED 1st//FINISHED 1st
  • CHAMPIONSHIP1st (317 pts.)
  • OF NOTELed every lap of the 30-lap event to take a fifth career win of the season and extend his championship points lead to a 35-point gap
      “It was a bit difficult in the beginning but at the end the track started to come in and we were able to push harder and harder. The car was really good, big thanks to everybody at Index Invest, Stellrecht Company, Wave Length Images and everyone watching at home on NBC Sports Gold. Big day for us and big points day too.”

       

       
      No. 48 THREE CHORD DALLARA
      • STARTED 4th//FINISHED 2nd
      • CHAMPIONSHIP: 3rd(247 pts.)
      • OF NOTE: Will start tomorrow's Race 2 from sixth position
          “We got a pretty good start. I just kept my head down and was able to get by Robert (Megennis) after the restart. I used my front tires a little too hard trying to get by him and pull away – so was just kind of stagnant with Oliver (Askew) after that. We just tried to hold on to second and bring home a good result. We’ll work hard to move up one tomorrow.”

           

           
          No. 27 CYBERSECURITY DALLARA
          • STARTED 2nd//FINISHED 4th
          • CHAMPIONSHIP4th (237 pts.)
          • OF NOTESet to start fourth in tomorrow's Race 2
              "I had a good start and was able to challenge Oliver (Askew) at the beginning. The car dropped off and couldn’t really hold on to second place and ended the day P4. Was not the day we were looking for. We will look through everything tonight and make changes to the car then we will come back stronger tomorrow."

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