Mid-Ohio Challenge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mid-Ohio Challenge
Mid-Ohio.svg
NASCAR Xfinity Series
Venue Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Location Lexington, Ohio, United States
First race 2013 (2013)
Distance 169.35 miles (272.54 km)
Laps 75 (Stage 1: 20 Stage 2: 20 Stage 3: 35)
Previous names Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 (2013–2015)
Most wins (team) Team Penske (2)
Most wins (manufacturer) Ford (3)
Circuit information
Surface Asphalt
Length 2.258 mi (3.634 km)
Turns 13

The Mid-Ohio Challenge is a NASCAR Xfinity Series race that is held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, United States. The inaugural event took place on August 17, 2013,[1][2] and was scheduled to be contested for 90 laps over a distance of 203.22 miles (327.05 km). However, the race was extended by four laps due to a green–white–checker finish. In 2015, the race was reduced to 75 laps (169.35 miles).

The 2016 race saw the fourth time the Xfinity Series used rain tires in a points event, previous times being Road America in 2014, and Montreal in 2008 and 2009.

Race results[edit]

Year Date No. Driver Team Manufacturer Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Laps Miles (km)
2013 August 17 22 A. J. Allmendinger Penske Racing Ford 94* 212.252 (341.586) 2:43:51 77.724
2014 August 16 60 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing Ford 90 203.22 (327.05) 2:38:23 76.985
2015 August 15 7 Regan Smith JR Motorsports Chevrolet 75 169.35 (272.542) 2:30:33 67.493
2016 August 13 42 Justin Marks Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 75 169.35 (272.542) 3:10:09 53.437
2017 August 12 22 Sam Hornish Jr. Team Penske Ford 75 169.35 (272.542) 2:38:23 64.154
2018 August 11

Multiple winners (teams)[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
2 Team Penske 2013, 2017

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
3 United States Ford 2013, 2014, 2017
2 United States Chevrolet 2015, 2016

Television broadcasters[edit]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Color commentator(s)
2013 ESPN Marty Reid Ricky Craven
2014 Dave Burns
2015 NBCSN Leigh Diffey Dale Jarrett
2016 NBC Sports Live Extra
USA
Dave Burns
2017 NBCSN
2018 NBCSN

2016: The first two laps were on NBC Sports Live Extra due to overrun from an Olympic basketball game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mid-Ohio joins Nationwide schedule in 2013". NASCAR. Turner Sports. November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Nationwide Insurance Partners with Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Inaugural Nationwide Children's Hospital 200". Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. November 13, 2012. Archived from the original on November 17, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 


Previous race:
Zippo 200 at the Glen
Xfinity Series
Mid-Ohio Challenge
Next race:
Food City 300