IndyStar Motorsports Insider Jim Ayello breaks down Sunday’s thrilling race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Jim Ayello, firstname.lastname@example.org
LEXINGTON, Ohio — Fourteenth instead of fourth. Josef Newgarden was disgusted. Disgusted with himself. Disgusted with the decision he made. Disgusted that he just made his dogged pursuit of a second NTT IndyCar championship approximately 100 times harder on himself.
Sitting in fourth-place with less than a lap to go in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Newgarden caught Ryan Hunter-Reay and believed he was about to turn a top-five finish into a podium. He was mistaken.
Newgarden dove to the inside of the Andretti Autosport star, but banged into Hunter-Reay on the back half