It was pretty hard to pass at the end, which is typical for street races as we all know. "He's stepped up his game". According to INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows, the Ed Carpenter Racing driver sustained a broken bone in his left hand, was not cleared to drive and will be re-evaluated later this week. It was somewhat of a moral victory for Pagenaud, the defending series champion, considering he started dead last in the 21-field after being assessed a penalty for blocking during qualifying.
QUOTABLE: Dixon, who finished fourth, was not happy about the loss of another potential win. Among more recent races, you can watch the 1997 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and the 1998 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
A reporter pointed out to Castroneves that he vowed to win this race again, and asked if this is perhaps the year.
Additionally, the much anticipated Rock-N-Roar concert starring Kings of Chaos, Billy Idol, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park will take place at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center outdoor stage. Narrow turns and long straightaways make for numerous passing opportunities. Then the 180-degree Turn 11 can get log-jammed in a heartbeat. Liberty would like to have multiple F1 dates in the states and a return of F1 to Long beach would be a feather in their cap. None of the four Andretti entries finished today's race. The second race of the 2017 season is the 34th consecutive year the series has raced on the 1.968-mile course on the Long Beach waterfront. Coyne's little team that could is one of just two teams sporting two drivers in the top seven (the other is Team Penske with Pagenaud in third, Josef Newgarden in fifth and Helio Castroneves in sixth). Only one - in 2015 - came in Long Beach.
IndyCar qualifying for a street course takes place in three segments, with the third and final segment consisting of the Fast Six from the first two. Kimball was also involved in a first-lap incident at St. Petersburg with Graham Rahal.
Alexander Rossi of Grass Valley, the rookie victor of the 2016 Indy 500, provided an emotional foreword where he fondly recalls how his father supported his racing career.
"We played to our strengths and I've always been comfortable saving fuel", Bourdais said.
Longtime motorsports writer Kay Presto of Los Angeles releases her first novel, a mystery for young readers titled Chasing the Checkered Flag, about a 12-year-old go-kart racer who dreams to someday win the Indianapolis 500.
His early-season pattern of poor starts with grand finishes leads one to wonder: What will happen when Bourdais starts enjoying better qualifying runs? It's a great start of the season. Chevy and Honda both held tests at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with some Honda drivers reaching speeds above 227 miles per hour. "On the last lap, I was making a move on Mikhail Aleshin and I could tell he was struggling". Thirty-three has been the tradition. "Then we had a sensor issue and our day was done". The Harding Group has been a partner with Indianapolis Motor Speedway in paving projects and client hospitality, but will be fielding a auto for the first time. We're trying to build something.