Long Beach (2017)
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Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais said that settling for second in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was partly a result of thinking in terms of boosting his points lead, following his St. Petersburg victory.
James Hinchcliffe scored the fifth IndyCar win of his career in the 43rd Toyota GP of Long Beach, as a two-stop fuel strategy kept his Schmidt Peterson-Honda prominent, and Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car died with apparent electrical issues.
Penske teammates Josef Newgarden and Will Power each said that it was mistakes on their fastest laps that kept them from making the Firestone Fast Six for the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Helio Castroneves wins third straight Long Beach pole with track record
For the third consecutive year, Helio Castroneves will start the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from pole position, but one of his Penske-Chevrolet teammates, Simon Pagenaud, will start from the back.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Power grabbed the top spot in second practice, with Marco Andretti keeping up his St. Pete momentum by grabbing second, as drivers sampled the softer-compound Firestone tires they’ll use in qualifying.
Scott Dixon put himself at the top of the times in opening practice for the 43rd edition of the Toyota GP of Long Beach, as Team Penske's Helio Castroneves and St. Petersburg winner Sebastien Bourdais finished second and third.
Chip Ganassi Racing has announced that four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will run NTT DATA colors at this weekend’s second round of the season, as the team keeps looking for a permanent replacement for Target.