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Helio Castroneves Wins Long Beach Pole with Track Record

On Saturday afternoon, Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole for Sunday’s 43rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Castroneves’ lap of 66.2254 seconds (106.980 mph) is a brand-new track record. Afterwards, Castroneves was very pleased with his performance. “[The] car felt pretty good,” Castroneves said during the Firestone …

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Taylor Brothers Win Destructive BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

On Saturday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor passed Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel with ten minutes to go.  From there, the Altamonte Springs, Fla. native pulled away to take the overall victory in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  For the Taylor brothers (Jordan and Ricky), …

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Scott Dixon Fastest in INDYCAR Long Beach Final Practice

Scott Dixon continued his great form on Saturday, turning in the best lap of the 45-minute final practice session of the weekend.  However, Dixon topped the charts by the smallest of margins. Dixon’s lap of 67.1348 seconds (105.531 mph) on his final lap of the session was only two-ten thousandths …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in PWC Long Beach Practice

Long Beach is the only place on the Pirelli World Challenge schedule where the teams can actually put themselves directly up against the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class and see where they stand.  Both classes race GT3 cars.  The main difference here is the tires.  GT Daytona cars …

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Will Power Fastest in Friday Long Beach INDYCAR Practice

On Friday afternoon, Team Penske’s Will Power was fastest overall in the two practice sessions for the Verizon IndyCar Series on the streets of Long Beach.  Power’s best lap of 67.0800 seconds (105.617 mph) in the afternoon session was less than a tenth of a second faster than Helio Castroneves‘ …

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Jordan Taylor Fastest in Crash-Filled IMSA Long Beach Practice

On Friday morning, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to the 1.968-mile street course in Long Beach for two hours of practice.  Despite being slowed by Balance of Performance once again, it was one of the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s on top of the timesheets.  In the closing seconds of practice, Wayne …

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