Mid-Ohio Challenge

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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 (manufacturer) Chevrolet, Ford
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

Manufacturer wins[edit]

# Wins Make Years Won
2 United States Ford 2013, 2014
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

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. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 


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