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Verizon IndyCar Series - Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Preview

Date: Sunday, April 13

Start Time: 4:50 p.m. ET

Site: Streets of Long Beach -- Long Beach, Calif.

Track: 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit

Laps: 80

Miles: 157.4

Capacity:

Total purse:

Payouts:

Year: 40th

On TV: NBC Sports Network

Announcers:

On Radio: IMS Radio Network

Race record: Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2010 (93.619 mph)

Qualifying record: Justin Wilson, 2008 (105.898 mph)

2013 Finish

Defending champion: Takuma Sato

Runner up: Graham Rahal

Pole winner: Dario Franchitti (105.369 mph)

Top 10:

1. Takuma Sato (Start: 4)

2. Graham Rahal (11)

3. Justin Wilson (24)

4. Dario Franchitti (1)

5. J.R. Hildebrand (12)

6. Oriol Servia (18)

7. Marco Andretti (25)

8. Simon Pagenaud (17)

9. Simona de Silvestro (19)

10. Helio Castroneves (6)

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

Past winners

2013 Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 85.763 mph

2012 Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 88.021 mph

2011 Mike Conway, Dallara-Honda, 88.676 mph

2010 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 93.619 mph

2009 Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 84.491 mph

2008 Will Power, Cosworth, 92.964 mph

2007 Sebastien Bourdais, Cosworth, 91.432 mph

2006 Sebastien Bourdais, Ford/Lola, 87.268 mph

2005 Sebastien Bourdais, Ford/Lola, 89.811 mph

2004 Paul Tracy, Ford/Lola, 91.785 mph

2003 Paul Tracy, Ford/Lola, 91.590 mph

2002 Michael Andretti, Honda/Reynard, 86.935 mph

2001 Helio Castroneves, Honda/Reynard, 86.223 mph

2000 Paul Tracy, Honda/Reynard, 82.626 mph

1999 Juan Pablo Montoya, Honda/Reynard, 87.915 mph

1998 Alex Zanardi, Honda/Reynard, 88.946 mph

1997 Alex Zanardi, Honda/Reynard, 93.999 mph

1996 Jimmy Vasser, Honda/Reynard, 96.039 mph

1995 Al Unser Jr, IllmrMB/Penske, 91.212 mph

1994 Al Unser Jr, IllmrMB/Penske, 99.034 mph

1993 Paul Tracy, ChevyC/Penske, 92.855 mph

1992 Danny Sullivan, ChevyA/Galmer, 91.714 mph

1991 Al Unser Jr, ChevyA/Lola, 81.197 mph

1990 Al Unser Jr, ChevyA/Lola, 84.227 mph

1989 Al Unser Jr, ChevyA/Lola, 85.503 mph

1988 Al Unser Jr, ChevyA/March 88c, 83.665 mph

1987 Mario Andretti, ChevyA/Lola, 85.330 mph

1986 Michael Andretti, CoswTC/Mach 85, 80.965 mph

1985 Mario Andretti, Cosworth/Lola, 87.694 mph

1984 Mario Andretti, Cosworth/Lola, 82.898 mph

1983 John Watson, McLaren Ford, 80.625 mph

1982 Niki Lauda, McLaren Ford, 81.4 mph

1981 Alan Jones, Albilad Williams, 87.8 mph

1980 Nelson Piquet, Parmalat/Brabham, 88.47 mph

1979 Gilles Villeneuve, Ferrari, 87.808 mph

1978 Carlos Reutemann, Ferrari, 87.096 mph

1977 Mario Andretti, , 86.889 mph

1976 Clay Regazzoni, Ferrari, 85.572 mph

1975 Brian Redman, Lola, 86.325 mph

Last race

Race: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 30)

Site: Streets of St. Petersburg -- St. Petersburg, Fla.

Miles: 198

Laps: 110

Finish line order: Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Simon Pagenaud

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 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.

Entry list

#2 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/Team Penske

#3 Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil Chevrolet/Team Penske

#7 Mikhail Aleshin (Moscow, Russia) Honda/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

#8 Ryan Briscoe (Sydney, Australia) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#9 Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#10 Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#11 Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France) Chevrolet/KVSH Racing

#12 Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia) Chevrolet/Team Penske

#14 * Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan) Honda/A.J. Foyt Enterprises

#15 Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH) Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

#16 Oriol Servia (Pals, Spain) Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

#17 Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/KVAFS Racing

#18 Carlos Huertas (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing

#19 Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing

#20 Mike Conway (Bromley, England) Chevrolet/Ed Carpenter Racing

#25 Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA) Honda/Andretti Autosport

#27 James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada) Honda/Andretti Autosport

#28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL Honda/Andretti Autosport

#34 Carlos Munoz (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Andretti-HVM

#67 Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN) Honda/Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

#77 Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France Honda/Schmidt Peterson Hamilton

#83 Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing

#99 Jack Hawksworth (Bradford, England) Honda/BHA/BBM

Leading contenders

Name 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Takuma Sato --- --- --- --- --- 18 21 8 Won
Graham Rahal --- --- --- --- 12 22 13 4 2
Justin Wilson 4 2 4 19 22 2 22 10 3
Marco Andretti --- --- --- --- 6 14 26 11 7
Simon Pagenaud --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 5 8
Helio Castroneves --- --- --- --- 7 7 12 3 10
Scott Dixon --- --- --- --- 15 4 18 2 11
Will Power --- 9 3 Won 2 3 10 Won 16
Tony Kanaan --- --- --- --- 3 5 8 21 20
Charlie Kimball --- --- --- --- --- --- 24 18 21
Ryan Hunter-Reay 12 --- --- --- 11 Won 23 12 24
Mike Conway --- --- --- --- 21 10 Won 7 25
James Hinchcliffe --- --- --- --- --- --- 4 6 26
Ryan Briscoe --- --- --- --- 13 8 2 7 ---
Juan Pablo Montoya --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

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.



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