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Alexander Rossi wins pole for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Alexander Rossi took the pole at Mid-Ohio on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)
Alexander Rossi took the pole at Mid-Ohio on Saturday, July 28, 2018. (Michael Conroy / Associated Press)

LEXINGTON, Ohio – Alexander Rossi won his third pole of the season Saturday, leading qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Rossi, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner, denied Will Power his third pole at the Lexington, Ohio, course. His NAPA Auto Parts Honda had a one-lap speed of 125.677 mph over the 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course.

His previous poles this season were street courses at Long Beach and Belle Isle Park. He has four career poles.

The 90-lap, 202-mile race is Sunday.

Power has yet to win at Mid-Ohio despite six top-five finishes in nine starts. He had a speed of 125.263 mph in the Verizon Team Penske Chevy.


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