Hinchcliffe Takes Sensational Win At Long Beach
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe took victory at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday.
The Mayor Of HinchTown started the race from fourth place and drove a fantastic race in the No.5 Arrow Honda to take his fifth career victory ending what was a chaotic race just ahead of Dale Coyne Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais.
Josef Newgarden picked up his first podium finish for Team Penske ending the race in third place in the No.2 Hum Chevrolet while Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda ended the race in fourth place just ahead of reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud came through the field from 21st place to finish the race in fifth place.
Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Ed Jones did a fantastic job for Dale Coyne Racing as he ended the race in sixth place.
Carlos Munoz did a great job for AJ Foyt Racing as he ended the race in seventh place just ahead of Spencer Pigot in the No.20 Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing. Pole sitter Helio Castroneves was ninth while Graham Rahal rounded out the top ten.
Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 SMP Racing was classified in 11th place just ahead of JR Hildebrand and Team Penske’s Will Power who was involved in a first corner incident with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Charlie Kimball, although Power was able to continue, Kimball was forced to retire.
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Max Chilton finished the race in 14th place just ahead of team mate Tony Kanaan’s No.10 NTT DATA Honda.
Conor Daly ended the race in 16th place for AJ Foyt Racing who rounded out the order. Andretti Autosport had a disastrous day as all four of their cars went out of the race with Ryan Hunter Reay retiring from second place with five laps to go having been challenging Hinchcliffe for the win.