Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Will Remain On IndyCar Schedule With “Long Term Agreement”

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series and southern California race fans got some great news overnight, as the Toyota Grand Prix will remain on the series schedule for years to come. The series was coming up on an end to the current contract, which got some groups wanting to replace the prestigious race with a more expensive Formula One event for 2019 and beyond. There was an asinine report from a bitter person in the southern California market that F1 could be feasible for the city of Long Beach. Luckily, that…

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James Hinchcliffe Wins the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif – I spoke to James Hinchcliffe earlier this week and asked him if he was glad 2016 was behind him so people stop asking him about his wreck at Indy in 2015. I also asked him what it would mean to him to win the prestigious Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hinchcliffe, said he wanted people to think of him as a race car driver and his feats on the track, and his goal is to be remembered by that. He also said a win at Long…

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Honda’s Strong Out of the Gates, Lead All 85 Laps at Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif – What a difference a year makes for Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Last year, Honda teams only won two races and just three poles out of 16 events. Those all occurred on superspeedways. On road/street circuits, they led just 110 laps all year. With an aerokit freeze in the offseason, would anything change? Chevrolet would dominate again this year right? Nope. 

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From Last to 5th, Simon Pagenaud Has a Stellar Drive in Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif – Days like today, they’re not wins on the scoreboard, but they’re days that lead to championships. Simon Pagenaud could have faced a steep climb in defending his Verizon IndyCar Series championship with starting last among the 21-car field on Sunday, instead of letting that affect his race, Pagenaud drove through the field to a fifth place finish in today’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Pagenaud, quickly went from 21st to the top 10, as he was running as high as ninth by Lap 10. Then, after…

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Dixon Says Early Pit Stop Gave Long Beach Race Away

Long Beach, Calif – In his first eight Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach starts, Scott Dixon would have been happy to finish in the top five on the 1.968-mile street circuit. Through those first eight races on the 11-turn, southern California street circuit, Dixon had zero top five finishes here. But, he’s now had three since. 

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Great Start to the 2017 Season for Dale Coyne Racing

Long Beach, Calif – Don’t look now, but that team that used to weekly fill “TBA” as the driver of his cars, is now likely a championship contender for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Yes, we’re just two races down out, but Dale Coyne Racing is arguably just as good as anyone this year so far. 

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Rough Ending for Andretti Autosport Cars at Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif – What a start it could have been to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season for the entire Andretti Autosport group. Ryan Hunter-Reay finished fourth in the season opener at St. Pete on March 12, then looked like he was well on his way to a runner-up today in Long Beach. Hunter-Reay, instead joined his other three Andretti teammates on the sidelines with six laps-to-go with mechanical issues. 

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