Grand Prix of Long Beach - Race Report

The Verizon IndyCar Series held the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach today.

Results (with starting pos.) for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

  1. 1. (17) No. 20 Conway, Chevrolet
  2. 2. (14) No. 12 Power, Chevrolet
  3. 3. (11) No 3. Munoz, Honda
  4. 12. (7) No. 9 Target Chevrolet (Dixon)
  5. 17. (18) No. 8 TNT Chevrolet (Briscoe)
  6. 18. (13) No. 10 Target Chevrolet (Kanaan)
  7. 23. (19) No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chevrolet (Kimball)

Details of the Day

- Kanaan was caught up in a mid-race accident that ended his day

  • Dixon was leading the final stages of the race but had to pit for fuel as he ended up a lap short on an alternate strategy
  • The No. 8 TNT Chevrolet encountered mechanical issues early in the race and was moved back to the garage for further investigation.
  • The No. 8 was able to return to the race with 23 laps to go and make up five positions.
  • The No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen Chevrolet reported mechanical issues and retired from the race on lap 40.
  • The No. 83's mechanical issues are still under investigation for exact cause.

Scott Dixon, No. 9 Team Target Chevrolet:"It was a tough situation for the Target team to be in there leading at the end and not make it. We ended up being about a half of a lap short on fuel and didn't get a break with a yellow flag. We could have stayed out and tried it but then we would have risked running out of fuel and wrecking the field. I feel bad for the accident with Justin Wilson. I didn't expect him to be there on the outside so I will go talk to him. Not the day we wanted but we'll regroup and be ready for Barber."

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