Dixon races for sixth Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio title

7/29/2018 10:12:42 AM

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) Five-time race winner Scott Dixon will try to extend his IndyCar Series points lead even though he starts ninth in Sunday"s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. Ohio.

Dixon has a 62-point advantage (464-402) over 2017 points champion Josef Newgarden, who overtook Dixon in the standings last year by winning at Mid-Ohio. Newgarden qualified fourth among the 24 cars on Saturday.

""Fourth is a good start for us, it"s not a bad thing,"" he said. ""I"m not going to complain, but we did want to be a little bit higher.""

Alexander Rossi, third in the series (394 points), won the pole with a fast lap of 125.677 mph on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course. The race covers 90 laps and 202.3 miles.