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Verizon IndyCar Series - Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Preview

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DATE: Sunday, April 13
SITE: Streets of Long Beach -- Long Beach, Calif.
TRACK: 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit
ANNUAL: 40th
TELEVISION: NBC Sports Network
RADIO: IMS Radio Network
START TIME: 4:50 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, April 20/4:15 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Takuma Sato
RUNNER-UP: Graham Rahal
POLE WINNER: Dario Franchitti (finished 1)
LAPS: 80
MILES: 157.4
QUALIFYING RECORD: Justin Wilson, 2008 (105.898 mph)
RACE RECORD: Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2010 (93.619 mph)
 
2013 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Takuma Sato46Oriol Servia18
2Graham Rahal117Marco Andretti25
3Justin Wilson248Simon Pagenaud17
4Dario Franchitti19Simona de Silvestro19
5J.R. Hildebrand1210Helio Castroneves6
2013 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 85.763 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 50 mins., 8.7155 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: Under Caution
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 16 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 4 among 4 drivers
POLE WINNER: Dario Franchitti (105.369 mph)
FASTEST LAP: E.J. Viso, 102.619 mph, Lap 45
Past Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2013 -- Takuma Sato (4) -- Dallara-Honda -- 85.763 mph
2012 -- Will Power (12) -- Dallara-Chevrolet -- 88.021 mph
2011 -- Mike Conway (3) -- Dallara-Honda -- 88.676 mph
2010 -- Ryan Hunter-Reay (2) -- Dallara-Honda -- 93.619 mph
2009 -- Dario Franchitti (2) -- Dallara-Honda -- 84.491 mph
2008 -- Will Power (4) -- Cosworth -- 92.964 mph
2007 -- Sebastien Bourdais (1) -- Cosworth -- 91.432 mph
2006 -- Sebastien Bourdais (1) -- Ford/Lola -- 87.268 mph
2005 -- Sebastien Bourdais (4) -- Ford/Lola -- 89.811 mph
2004 -- Paul Tracy (3) -- Ford/Lola -- 91.785 mph
2003 -- Paul Tracy (2) -- Ford/Lola -- 91.590 mph
2002 -- Michael Andretti (15) -- Honda/Reynard -- 86.935 mph
2001 -- Helio Castroneves (1) -- Honda/Reynard -- 86.223 mph
2000 -- Paul Tracy (17) -- Honda/Reynard -- 82.626 mph
1999 -- Juan Pablo Montoya (5) -- Honda/Reynard -- 87.915 mph
1998 -- Alex Zanardi (11) -- Honda/Reynard -- 88.946 mph
1997 -- Alex Zanardi (2) -- Honda/Reynard -- 93.999 mph
1996 -- Jimmy Vasser (3) -- Honda/Reynard -- 96.039 mph
1995 -- Al Unser Jr (4) -- IllmrMB/Penske -- 91.212 mph
1994 -- Al Unser Jr (2) -- IllmrMB/Penske -- 99.034 mph
1993 -- Paul Tracy (2) -- ChevyC/Penske -- 92.855 mph
1992 -- Danny Sullivan (2) -- ChevyA/Galmer -- 91.714 mph
1991 -- Al Unser Jr (2) -- ChevyA/Lola -- 81.197 mph
1990 -- Al Unser Jr (1) -- ChevyA/Lola -- 84.227 mph
1989 -- Al Unser Jr (1) -- ChevyA/Lola -- 85.503 mph
1988 -- Al Unser Jr (4) -- ChevyA/March 88c -- 83.665 mph
1987 -- Mario Andretti (1) -- ChevyA/Lola -- 85.330 mph
1986 -- Michael Andretti (7) -- CoswTC/Mach 85 -- 80.965 mph
1985 -- Mario Andretti (1) -- Cosworth/Lola -- 87.694 mph
1984 -- Mario Andretti (1) -- Cosworth/Lola -- 82.898 mph
1983 -- John Watson (22) -- McLaren Ford -- 80.625 mph
1982 -- Niki Lauda (2) -- McLaren Ford -- 81.4 mph
1981 -- Alan Jones (2) -- Albilad Williams -- 87.8 mph
1980 -- Nelson Piquet (1) -- Parmalat/Brabham -- 88.47 mph
1979 -- Gilles Villeneuve (1) -- Ferrari -- 87.808 mph
1978 -- Carlos Reutemann (1) -- Ferrari -- 87.096 mph
1977 -- Mario Andretti (2) Lotus Ford -- 86.889 mph
1976 -- Clay Regazzoni (1) -- Ferrari -- 85.572 mph
1975 -- Brian Redman (2) -- Lola -- 86.325 mph
 
NOTE: Formula 5000 race (1975), Formula One from 1976-83, CART/Champ Car from
1984-2008.
 
Past Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole Winners (Finish)
2013 -- Dario Franchitti -- 4
2012 -- Ryan Briscoe -- 7
2011 -- Will Power -- 10
2010 -- Will Power -- 3
2009 -- Will Power -- 2
2008 -- Justin Wilson -- 19
2007 -- Sebastien Bourdais -- 1
2006 -- Sebastien Bourdais -- 1
2005 -- Paul Tracy -- 2
2004 -- Bruno Junqueira -- 2
2003 -- Michel Jourdain -- 15
2002 -- Jimmy Vasser -- 2
2001 -- Helio Castroneves -- 1
2000 -- Gil de Ferran -- 7
1999 -- Tony Kanaan -- 22
1998 -- Bryan Herta -- 3
1997 -- Gil de Ferran -- 21
1996 -- Gil de Ferran -- 5
1995 -- Michael Andretti -- 9
1994 -- Paul Tracy -- 20
1993 -- Nigel Mansell -- 3
1992 -- Michael Andretti -- 16
1991 -- Michael Andretti -- 16
1990 -- Al Unser Jr -- 1
1989 -- Al Unser Jr -- 1
1988 -- Danny Sullivan -- 13
1987 -- Mario Andretti -- 1
1986 -- Danny Sullivan -- 11
1985 -- Mario Andretti -- 1
1984 -- Mario Andretti -- 1
1983 -- Patrick Tambay -- 22
1982 -- Andrea de Cesaris -- 13
1981 -- Riccardo Patrese -- 17
1980 -- Nelson Piquet -- 1
1979 -- Gilles Villeneuve -- 1
1978 -- Carlos Reutemann -- 1
1977 -- Niki Lauda -- 2
1976 -- Clay Regazzoni -- 1
1975 -- Mario Andretti -- 13
Last Race Results
RACE: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 30)
SITE: Streets of St. Petersburg -- St. Petersburg, Fla.
MILES: 198
LAPS: 110
WINNER: Will Power
RUNNER-UP: Ryan Hunter-Reay
THIRD: Helio Castroneves
FOURTH: Scott Dixon
FIFTH: Simon Pagenaud
POLE WINNER: Takuma Sato (finished 7)
TIME OF RACE: 2 hrs., 6 mins., 57.6288 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 93.572 mph
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.9475 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 2 for 10 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 4 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Takuma Sato 1-26; Helio Castroneves 27-28; Sato 29-30; Will Power
31-52; Sato 53-57; Power 58-76; Mike Conway 77; Power 78-110.
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
2Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia)Chevrolet/Team Penske
3Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Chevrolet/Team Penske
7Mikhail Aleshin (Moscow, Russia)Honda/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
8Ryan Briscoe (Sydney, Australia)Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
9Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand)Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
10Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil)Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
11Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France)Chevrolet/KVSH Racing
12Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia)Chevrolet/Team Penske
14 *Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan)Honda/A.J. Foyt Enterprises
15Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH)Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
16Oriol Servia (Pals, Spain)Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
17Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia)Chevrolet/KVAFS Racing
18Carlos Huertas (Bogota, Colombia)Honda/Dale Coyne Racing
19Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England)Honda/Dale Coyne Racing
20Mike Conway (Bromley, England)Chevrolet/Ed Carpenter Racing
25Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA)Honda/Andretti Autosport
27James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada)Honda/Andretti Autosport
28Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)Honda/Andretti Autosport
34Carlos Munoz (Bogota, Colombia)Honda/Andretti-HVM
67Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN)Honda/Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
77Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France)Honda/Schmidt Peterson Hamilton
83Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA)Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
99Jack Hawksworth (Bradford, England)Honda/BHA/BBM
 
* - defending champion.
 
Leading Contenders (Finish the last nine years)
Driver200520062007200820092010201120122013
Takuma Sato---------------18218Won
Graham Rahal------------12221342
Justin Wilson4241922222103
Marco Andretti------------61426117
Simon Pagenaud---------------------58
Helio Castroneves------------7712310
Scott Dixon------------15418211
Will Power---93Won2310Won16
Tony Kanaan------------3582120
Charlie Kimball------------------241821
Ryan Hunter-Reay12---------11Won231224
Mike Conway------------2110Won725
James Hinchcliffe------------------4626
Ryan Briscoe------------13827---
Juan Pablo Montoya---------------------------
 
Mover of the Week
Josef Newgarden - started 22 and finished 9
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Will Power
Last Week's Pick to Win (Will Power) - finished 1
 
NOTES:
The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the streets of Long Beach, Calif. is the second race on the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.

Long Beach has hosted an IndyCar race each year since 1984. From 1984-2003, this event was sanctioned by CART and then Champ Car from 2004-08. INDYCAR, formerly known as the Indy Racing League, has sanctioned the race since 2009.

Al Unser Jr. has the most wins at Long Beach with six (1988, '89, '90, '91, '94 and '95).

Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power are the only drivers on the entry list for this event with multiple wins at Long Beach. Bourdais won three straight races there from 2005-07. Power's victories at this circuit occurred in 2008 and '12.

Takuma Sato is the defending race winner. Sato, who was in his first season as driver of the No. 14 car for A.J. Foyt Racing in 2013, became the first Japanese-born driver to win an IndyCar event. His maiden victory came in his 52nd start.

Mike Conway claimed his first career IndyCar victory in 2011 at Long Beach. Conway drove for Andretti Autosport at the time. He is sharing driving duties with Ed Carpenter in the No. 20 car for Ed Carpenter Racing this season.

The next race is the April 27 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. Ryan Hunter-Reay won last year's event there.

04/09 00:11:07 ET

As of April 9, 2014, at 12:11 AM ET

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