Honda Indy 200 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis

Scott CarasikContributor IIAugust 5, 2012

LEXINGTON, OH - AUGUST 05:  Scott Dixon of New Zealand driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda during the IZOD IndyCar Series Honda Indy 200 at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course on August 5, 2012 in Lexington, Ohio.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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Scott Dixon has done it again. Anchored by an awesome pit crew and mistake-free racing, the IndyCar veteran won the Honda Indy 200 once again.

Dixon has been one of the better drivers on the Mid-Ohio course, which has led to him winning four of the last six Honda Indy 200 races. He made his best move on Lap 57 when he took the lead from Will Power's No. 12 pole-winning car. 

Will Power stayed in second and picked up quite a few points by leading for 57 laps. However, Dixon sees the race as a starting point for a run at the season championship. He said, via

I thought we were in a hole after qualifying...We couldn't get the front to grip up. But it's down to a huge credit for the team. The crew did it today. It puts us back in the hunt. Coming in with an open pit helped, as (Simon) Pagenaud had already stopped. At 28 points out, we're back.

For Dixon, this is just another step to a possible championship, but he will have to catch Power's Verizon-sponsored car in order to do so. Power just took the lead in points for the season-long championship and isn't going to look back.


Where: Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA


When: Sunday, August 5 at 1:00 p.m. ET


Final Results (h/t

1 Scott Dixon

2 Will Power

3 Simon Pagenaud

4 Sebastien Bourdais

5 James Hinchcliffe

6 Tony Kanaan

7 Ryan Briscoe

8 Marco Andretti

9 J.R. Hildebrand

10 Alex Tagliani

11 Graham Rahal

12 Josef Newgarden

13 Takuma Sato

14 Giorgio Pantano

15 Rubens Barrichello

16 Helio Castroneves

17 Dario Franchitti

18 Justin Wilson

19 James Jakes

20 E.J. Viso

21 Mike Conway

22 Ed Carpenter 

23 Simona de Silvestro 

24 Ryan Hunter-Reay

25 Oriol Servia


Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist and Trends and Traffic Writer for Bleacher Report. As a Featured Columnist, he covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek, runs the NFL Draft Website and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.