Chevy Racing–Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Teams Ready for Challenge of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Teams Ready for Challenge of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
LEXINGTON, Ohio (July 31, 2013) – After a short break in the schedule, the Chevrolet IndyCar V6 teams and drivers head to the rolling hills of central Ohio to take on the challenges of the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Lexington, Ohio.
“Team Chevy is anxious to get back to racing after a couple of weekends off to recharge,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, IZOD IndyCar Series. “The Mid-Ohio circuit is always a favorite that poses a highly technical challenge for the drivers and teams to get the most out of their cars.  The Open Test hosted by IndyCar on Wednesday will provide a good opportunity to get dialed in before the race weekend starts.  With a baseline from last year when Team Chevy secured 7 of the top 10 finishers, we have a strong foundation to build upon, coupled with significant improvements since then and the best engine reliability in the Series.  It should be another great IZOD IndyCar race weekend for the fans.”
With just six races remaining in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season, the 90-lap/203.22-mile race is pivotal in the overall championship battle.  Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves holds a 29-point lead after 13 races as he prepares for the Honda Indy 200 at the track where in 10 previous career starts, he has earned two wins (2000 and 2001), two poles and five podium finishes.  He’s led 141 laps at Mid-Ohio over the years and has completed all but three laps of competition in his starts.  Castroneves has one win this season, in June at Texas Motor Speedway.
Defending Series’ champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay, sits third in the standings on the strength of two wins (Barber Motorsports Park and Milwaukee Mile) with his Andretti Autosport teammate Marco Andretti sitting fourth in points.
Chevrolet continues to lead the Manufacturers’ Championship standings with seven wins to-date.
Qualifying for Sunday’s race will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s race is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET with live television coverage on NBC Sports Network.
Live radio coverage will be on XM Radio Channel 94 and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 212. In addition, IndyCar live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at