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2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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Date  April 15, 2012
2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Official name  Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location  Streets Of Long Beach Long Beach, California
Course  Temporary street circuit 1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance  85 laps 167.280 mi / 269.211 km
Weather  Temperatures up to 68 °F (20 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h) with partly cloudy skies

The 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the third race of the 2012 IndyCar Series season. The race was run on April 15, 2012 in Long Beach, California, United States at Streets of Long Beach.

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Background

The first two races of the 2012 IndyCar Series season were held in St. Petersburg and Barber. The races were dominated by Team Penske with two poles and two wins in a row. In St. Petersburg, Will Power took the pole and Helio Castroneves won the victory, but at Barber things were reversed. Going into Long Beach, Castroneves led in the drivers' championship with 86 points, while Chevrolet led the manufacturers' championship.

Before the first practice, all Chevrolet entries were penalized because of unauthorized engine changes. This penalty moved the polesitter, Ryan Briscoe, from starting in the first position down to the 11th spot. Dario Franchitti, in the quickest non-Chevrolet car, started in the first position.

Race results

Notes

1 Points include 1 point for pole position and 2 points for most laps led.

References

2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Wikipedia


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