INDYCAR: Hunter-Reay Set for Long Beach Double; Adds IMSA Sports Car Start to Weekend Schedule

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Ryan Hunter-Reay has enjoyed many great experiences at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. He met his future wife Beccy at Long Beach, the pair were engaged there and Hunter-Reay won the 2010 Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 1.968-mile temporary street course. Now he’s adding another …

INDYCAR: KVSH Racing Joins Forces With California Baptist University for Long Beach Grand Prix

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — KVSH Racing photo — KVSH Racing has formed a partnership with the California Baptist University for the Verizon IndyCar season, starting with this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. California Baptist University will be the primary sponsor of the KVSH No. 11 entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais for the Long Beach Grand Prix, …

IMSA: 25 WeatherTech Championship Cars Set to Battle in Long Beach Sports Car Grand Prix

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official series release — Photo courtesy of IMSA — The International Motor Sports Association has released a 25-car entry list for the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 16. The event will be round three of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 100-minute race on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary street circuit begins at 4:05 …

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Speed77 Radio/Race Chaser Online release — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images North America photo — If you’re looking for the most comprehensive rundown of the weekend in motorsports, including a look at NASCAR’s marathon night in Bristol, Scott Dixon’s Long Beach breakthrough and Ryan Dungey’s seventh heaven status in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Speed77 Radio’s Motorsports Madness has all of …

INDYCAR: Dixon Holds Off Castroneves for First Long Beach Victory; Moves to Fifth All-Time on Series Win List

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — After Sunday’s 41st annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, it’s clear that at least in the modern era — there is a new king of Indy car racing. That king goes by the name Scott Dixon — whose No. 9 TARGET/Chip Ganassi …

INDY LIGHTS: Jones Remains Perfect in Indy Lights; Scores Third Consecutive Series Win in Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — official series release — Indy Lights photo — Dubai-based Briton Ed Jones and his Carlin team kept their Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires winning streak alive with a fine performance in the Grand Prix of Long Beach Presented by Allied Building Products. Jones, however, was forced to work hard for his third win in a …

TUSC: Man to Man; Taylor Tops Pruett for First TUDOR Championship Pole at Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – official series release — IMSA photo — TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype qualifying became a mano a mano street fight Friday at Long Beach, as young charger Ricky Taylor and seasoned veteran Scott Pruett exchanged the top position four times in the latter stages of the 15-minute session. In the end, youth trumped experience and Taylor …

INDYCAR: Penske Power; Will Power Tops Teammate Simon Pagenaud in Long Beach Practice

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Will Power and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud recorded lap times in the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session for the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that were quicker than the 2014 Verizon P1 Award-winning time of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Next up is Sebastien Bourdais’ nine-year-old track record. …

INDYCAR: Rocky Moran Jr. Replacing Carlos Huertas in Coyne No. 18 for Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – official team release — Dale Coyne Racing photo — Irvine, Calif. native Rocky Moran Jr. will drive for Dale Coyne Racing in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend in the No. 18 Trench Shoring Honda entry, the team announced on Friday. “I can’t tell you how excited I am about finally being able …

INDY LIGHTS: Brabham Returns to Andretti Autosport for Long Beach Indy Lights Go

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release — Indy Lights photo — Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires race winner Matt Brabham will head to Long Beach, Calif. with two-times series champions Andretti Autosport to contest Sunday’s hour-long Indy Lights event. The Mazda Road to Indy veteran will pilot the No. 83 Stellrecht Company Andretti Autosport Mazda on the streets of Long …

INDYCAR: Saavedra Fined for Long Beach Infraction

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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, April 16, 2014) — INDYCAR officials have fined driver Sebastian Saavedra $10,000 and placed him on probation through the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 for actions during the April 13 Verizon IndyCar Seres race in Long Beach. Saavedra, driver of the No. 17 AFS KVAFS Racing car, was found to have violated  Rule 7.1.3.2.2 (Failure to yield to safety vehicle …

INDYCAR: Conway Choice Pays Dividends Early for Carpenter Team

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April 16, 2014 — INDYCAR photo — INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Conway is a part-time Verizon IndyCar Series driver with a full-time schedule of racing and though he’d like nothing more than to bask in glow of a victory in the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with Ed Carpenter Racing this week, he’s off for more racing. The 30-year-old Brit …