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The 2009 Honda Indy 200 presented by Westfield Insurance was the thirteenth round of the 17-race 2009 IndyCar Series season, and was held on August 9, 2009 at the 2.258-mile (3.634 km) Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

United States 2009 Mid-Ohio
Race details
13th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
DateAugust 9, 2009
Official nameHonda 200
LocationMid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
CoursePermanent racing facility
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance85 laps
191.930 mi / 308.881 km
Weather91°F, partly cloudy
Pole position
DriverRyan Briscoe (Penske Racing)
Time1:06.6814
Fastest lap
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:08.5600 (on lap 62 of 85)
Podium
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondRyan Briscoe (Penske Racing)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)

The race saw the return of Oriol Servià, who replaced Robert Doornbos in the #06 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing machine.[1] Doornbos moved to the #33 car run by HVM Racing, with whom he had success with in the 2007 Champ Car season.[2] Paul Tracy replaced Mario Moraes in the #5 car for KV Racing Technology, as Moraes was in Brazil following the death of his father.[3]

Scott Dixon won his 20th IRL-sanctioned race, after dominating the race for the last 49 laps, winning by nearly half a minute from championship rivals Ryan Briscoe and Dario Franchitti. Dixon's win gave him the championship lead by three points from Briscoe, and also saw him surpass Sam Hornish, Jr.'s tally of 19 career IRL victories.[4]

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RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:46:05.7985 3 51 52
2 6   Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 85 + 29.7803 1 6 41
3 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 30.0551 6 0 35
4 14   Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 85 + 33.7307 7 0 32
5 27   Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 85 + 34.1839 11 0 30
6 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 85 + 46.7669 13 0 28
7 5   Paul Tracy KV Racing Technology 85 + 49.7020 10 0 26
8 02   Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 85 + 50.4517 4 0 24
9 2   Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 85 + 51.2286 15 0 22
10 11   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 85 + 52.0810 8 0 20
11 06   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 85 + 52.6215 14 0 19
12 3   Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 85 + 53.2362 5 0 18
13 18   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 53.5768 2 28 17
14 33   Robert Doornbos (R) HVM Racing 85 + 1:10.0812 18 0 16
15 13   E. J. Viso HVM Racing 84 + 1 Lap 9 0 15
16 4   Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 84 + 1 Lap 17 0 14
17 20   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 84 + 1 Lap 21 0 13
18 98   Richard Antinucci Team 3G 83 + 2 Laps 19 0 12
19 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 83 + 2 Laps 12 0 12
20 24   Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 69 Mechanical 16 0 12
21 23   Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 56 Handling 20 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Standings after the raceEdit