The Best Seat at the Track, The Best View on the Net!
Aug. 12, 2016
What to Watch: Friday
This weekend's TV Schedule can be found here.
by The Frontstretch Staff
On Thursday, WC Vision officials announced that Always Evolving Racing's James Davison has been suspended for GT Round 16 on Saturday at Utah Motorsports Park. Davison had been deemed to have responsible for starting a crash on Thursday while already on probation. Read more
Records and facts
Last year, Regan Smith led 19 laps, but he had to execute a bump-and-run in the Carousel at pit-in on the final lap to get past Team Penske's Alex Tagliani to take the win in the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200. Ty Dillon was third, followed by 2014 winner Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott.
The previous three races at Mid-Ohio have been won by three drivers. AJ Allmendinger, who was racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series at the time, won the inaugural race in 2013, while Buescher used fuel mileage to win in 2014.
Track / Race Length: 2.258-mile road course, 75 laps (169.35 miles, 272.654 kilometers)
Grandstand Seating: n/a
Pit Road Speed: 35 mph
Pace Car Speed: 40 mph
Opened: 1962 (first XFINITY Series race in 2013)
Remaining Pre-Race Schedule:
Happy Hour: Friday, August 12, 11:35 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. No Television
Qualifying: Friday, August 12
"I had a pretty good run at Mid-Ohio last year, and we're looking forward to building on that this year. Road racing is fun – something very different for us. I can't wait to get there and give it another shot." - Ross Chastain
"I've only raced at Mid-Ohio once, but I'm looking forward to going back. After getting our first road-course race of the season under our belt last weekend at Watkins Glen, I feel really confident in our equipment as well as our strategy. Jason Burdett (crew chief) and the guys have done a great job on our road-course program. I feel like we can head to Mid-Ohio with a solid chance of running up front and competing for the win with our BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevy." - Justin Allgaier
"Mid-Ohio is a very technical track and one where you can easily get into trouble. The racing surface is very narrow for the most part and thus passing can be difficult. Our focus this week is to keep our nose clean and stay on track.
"I think I learned a good amount last week at Watkins Glen that hopefully translates to this week at Mid-Ohio. We are in a points battle with only a handful of races before the Chase so we need to stay out of trouble and focus on running our race." - Dakoda Armstrong
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by Kevin Rutherford
Q: In the 1980's, the NASCAR Winston West Series (now the K&N Pro Series West) considered road racing to be a very important discipline. The 1986 season was comprised of only eight races, six on road courses (two being conjunction races with Winston Cup at Riverside) and two 500 lap oval races. One of the six road races was in Tacoma, Wash. What was special about the Tacoma race for Winston West?
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