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.