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Chevrolet's 11 10-spot grid penalties should have handed the race on a platter to Honda, but Will Power, Chevy and Team Penske did the unimaginable.
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Australian Will Power held off a charging Simon Pagenaud to win the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, Power's second consecutive win in the Izod IndyCar Series.
Pagenaud finished second, James Hinchcliffe was third and Tony Kanaan took fourth.
With five laps left in the 85-lap race on Long Beach's seaside streets, Power was about five seconds ahead of Pagenaud...
Following a Chevrolet mandated engine change, Will Power started 12th in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach despite qualifying second on Saturday. Power didn’t let them hold him back as he led the last 15 laps on his way to his second straight win of the season.
“You tell him what he needs to do and he does,” team strategist Tim Cedric says. “This team never quits and this...
Will Power came from 12th to first and conserved enough fuel in the final 30 laps to score his second consecutive win of the season.
Caution Lap 1 as Josef Newgarden and Dario Franchitti make contact
Restart Lap 4 as Dario Franchitti gets a good jump, but Justin Wilson makes the pass on Franchitti.
Lap 5 Helio Castroneves passes Simona De Silvestro.
Lap 6 Wilson leads...
Will Power pulled off another stellar drive Sunday, coming from 12th on the grid and holding off a hard-charging Simon Pagenaud in the final laps to win the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.Power took control of the lead when Pagenaud made his final pit stop of the day, but the latter was far from finished. After coming out of the pits fourth, Pagenaud quickly disposed of Rubens Barrichello...
Long Beach, CA -- Will Power might have began the Long Beach Grand Prix twelfth, but after completing 85 laps on the legendary street course, he finished first in a time of 1:54:01.6082. Power has now won two consecutive races.
Power was one of 11 Chevy drivers who were assessed a penalty at the start of the 38th Grand Prix of Long Beach because of unapproved engine changes...
All the Honda engine teams have to be thinking what they have to do to win a race. They were all given a huge advantage in today's race with the 10 spot penalty given to all the Chevrolet teams due to changing engines this week. If there was any race a Honda team was going to win, it was going to be today.
That obviously didn't happen.
Will Power used a great fuel strategy...
The Chevrolet teams mainly Team Penske are dominating this young Izod IndyCar Series season thus far.
We've had three races (St. Pete, Barber, and Long Beach) and Team Penske has not only swept all three race wins, but they've had the fastest car in the qualifying sessions as well.
The only exception to why they haven't swept all three poles was due to the 10 spot penalty...
One day and 14 engine penalties later, INDYCAR has finally revealed the official starting grid for today's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (3:30 pm ET, NBC Sports Network). All 11 Chevrolet-powered drivers, plus Lotus-powered drivers Sebastien Bourdais, Katherine Legge and Oriol Servia, have been issued 10-spot penalties on the grid due to unapproved engine changes.An interesting...