Sebastien Bourdais fell victim to an early race incident and a mid-race penalty today in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Bourdais, who qualified the No. 18 SealMaster – Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan car fifth on the picturesque 2.258-mile, 13-turn permanent road circuit, was running fifth prior to his first pit stop on lap 12. Three laps later, he was hit from behind and spun by Colton Herta, losing valuable track position. Bourdais continued to fight and regained much of the lost ground prior to pitting for the second time. Unfortunately, upon entering pit lane he exceeded the pit lane speed limit and was accessed a drive through penalty. Rejoining the race in 13th place, Bourdais continued to battle picking up two positions, earning valuable championship points with an 11th place finish.