Indianapolis, Indiana July 7, 2024

The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a historic track, but this weekend’s race was all about the future with the launch of INDYCAR’s Hybrid Era. The ground-breaking Chevrolet engines deployed in the Juncos Hollinger Racing entries of Romain Grosjean and Agustin Canapino equipped each driver with 60 extra horsepower of battery power, complimenting their combustion engine capabilities at the 13-turn, 2.258 mile course.

The No. 77 entry of Romain Grosjean kicked off the second half of the 2024 INDYCAR season by sliding into the Fast 12 of qualifying, finding himself on the sixth row of the grid.

The race started under an uncommon caution as six-time Mid-Ohio winner Scott Dixon stopped unexpectedly in the middle of the track during the formation lap. Grosjean jumped up position in the side-by-side restart, running in the top 10 for the first portion of the race. Following the race-winning two-stop strategy, Grosjean cycled down and fought his way back up to the top 15, before spinning out with two laps to go before the checkered flag. He crossed the finish line in 23rd.

The No. 78 entry of Agustin Canapino crossed the green flag in his qualifying position of 23rd, but quickly rocketed up to the top 15 within the first portion of the race. With clean air being a vital aspect of pit stop strategy at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Canapino also employed the two-stop strategy by swapping to the high-performing Primary Firestone Tires for a majority of the race. He crossed the finish line directly ahead of his teammate in 22nd.

INDYCAR continues full-throttle into the second half of the season with the double-header at Iowa Speedway next weekend. Fans can catch the two-race back-to-back action 8pm EST Saturday, July 13 and 12pm EST Sunday, July 14, live on Peacock and NBC.