While fuel mileage runs don’t often have a reputation for being exciting, the winner coming from 22nd on the starting grid, being hounded by a couple of talented drivers and then only having enough fuel onboard to cross the finish line before coasting to a stop at the end of Turn One makes for a pretty cool race. Just ask Scott Dixon who pulled all that off en route to his first win of the season.
If you went into Sunday’s race thinking that the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course had it out for Charlie Kimball, I would have agreed with you. Last year, Charlie injured himself in a practice crash which kept him out of the race. A practice crash this year forced him into his back-up car for the race. And still Charlie fought through the adversity to win his first IndyCar race in decisive fashion.
For the first time in 24 years, the IndyCar Series made its return to the Pocono Raceway with the second leg of the revived Triple Crown. That wasn’t the only return to happen this weekend. The race saw the return of Ganassi to the top step of the podium after a 13-race winless streak dating back to last season as Scott Dixon took the checkered flag to win the Pocono 400 and give Ganassi Racing its first ever 1-2-3 finish.