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Long Beach

Postby meteorite » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:25 pm

Now that we are out of hospital (where they had no wi-fi, putting me way behind on my postings here and work elsewhere) I can start and hope to begin updating this section. It won't be easy so won't be fast, especially as I have eye surgery scheduled about ten days down the line. But gradually I hope to go back and pick up stuff I missed (St. Petersburg, Barber) andf get relativdly current on both races and ghe general scene.

But for now Indycar has issued the following info, which should help:

CONWAY, ED CARPENTER RACING SURPRISES WITH WIN AT LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sunday, April 13, 2014) - Long Beach could have a new king.

Mike Conway won the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for the second time in four years, becoming the unexpected winner of the 40th annual race.

Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated most of the race, but he triggered a seven-car accident 24 laps from the finish when he tried to overtake Josef Newgarden. The incident eliminated both Hunter-Reay and Andretti Autosport driver James Hinchcliffe - who were running 1-2 -- as well as Newgarden, rookie Jack Hawksworth and Tony Kanaan.

The accident opened the door for Scott Dixon to win at Long Beach for the first time. But he was short on fuel by roughly half a lap and stopped for a splash of E85 with two laps to go. That gave Conway the lead, and the British driver cruised to his third career victory.

Will Power finished less than a second behind Conway with rookie Carlos Munoz third and Juan Pablo Montoya fourth. Simon Pagenaud finished fifth after rebounding from an early race spin after contact by Power.

Power has a sizable points lead (93-66 over Conway) heading to the April 27 race at Barber Motorsports Park, where he has won twice and started on the pole twice. Hunter-Reay is the defending race winner.



Note: Click HERE to view and download the official box score from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach



Verizon IndyCar Series

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Results Sunday of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.968-mile Streets of Long Beach circuit, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):


1. (17) Mike Conway, Dallara-Chevy, 80, Running

2. (14) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 80, Running

3. (11) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

4. (16) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 80, Running

5. (6) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

6. (20) Mikhail Aleshin, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

7. (12) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

8. (8) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

9. (22) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 80, Running

10. (21) Carlos Huertas, Dallara-Honda, 80, Running

11. (9) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 80, Running

12. (7) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevy, 80, Running

13. (23) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 79, Running

14. (3) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 77, Running

15. (5) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 77, Running

16. (10) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 64, Contact

17. (18) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 60, Running

18. (13) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 55, Contact

19. (4) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 55, Contact

20. (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 55, Contact

21. (2) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 55, Contact

22. (15) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 55, Contact

23. (19) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 41, Off Course



Race Statistics

Winners average speed: 82.362

Time of Race: 01:54:41.6418

Margin of victory: 0.9005 of a second

Cautions: 4 for 18 laps

Lead changes: 6 among 5 drivers



Lap Leaders: Hunter-Reay 1-26, Dixon 27-28, Hunter-Reay 29-53, Newgarden 54, Saavedra 55-57, Dixon 58-77, Conway 78-80.



Point Standings: Power 93, Conway 66, Pagenaud 60, Castroneves 55, Hunter-Reay 53, Dixon 51, Munoz 48, Montoya 47, Aleshin 46, Saavedra 42.
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