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IMSA: Long Beach – WTR takes third straight, Milner grabs GTLM victory

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) started on pole and kept the lead from the start. GTLM pole-sitter Jan Magnussen (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R), however, was part of a three-car pileup behind Ed Brown in the #22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi. Toni Vilander in the Risi Competitizione Ferrari and Joey Hand in one of the Ford GTs were also involved. As the field circulated under caution with 1 hr 30 min remaining (of 1:40), Taylor led Tristan Nunez (#55 Mazda Racing DPi) and ...

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IMSA: Long Beach – Wayne Taylor Racing, Porsche win

Christian Fittipaldi started on pole in the #5 Action Express Corvette DP, with Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) next door. Tom Long put the #70 SpeedSource Mazda on the grid in third. Porsche North America 911s started 2-3 in GT Le Mans (GTLM), #912 Earl Bamber in front of #911 Patrick Pilet, with Bill Auberlen leading the class in the #25 BMW Team RLL M6. Taylor passed Fittipaldi through the first series of turns, with Long moving into second a couple of corners later. Bambe...

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IndyCar: Long Beach – Dixon beats Castroneves, Montoya

Photo: Richard Dowdy Scott Dixon (#9 Chip Ganassi Racing-Chevy), who entered the weekend with just one Top 5 finish in eight Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach starts, won this year’s edition by 2.2221 sec over pole-sitter Helio Castroneves (#3 Team Penske-Chevy).Dixon's victory was his 36th overall, breaking a tie with Bobby Unser for fifth on the all-time Indy car list. Al Unser is fourth with 39 victories. Dixon beat Castroneves off pit lane on Lap 29 following each of their first stops...

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USCC: Long Beach – Taylors take first 2015 win, BMW tops GTLM

Tudor United SportsCar Championship competition at Long Beach was limited to prototype and GT Le Mans classes. Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) captured pole with a time of 1 min 14.790 sec. Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) secured second with a best lap of 1:15.048. Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing) lined up third (1:15.274). “It’s really cool to fight with someone like Scott,” Taylor said. “It’s been a long time si...

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IndyCar: Leading Rookie Carlos Munoz assesses season so far

Photo: Chris Owens   Carlos Munoz burst on the scene with a runner-up finish in his first Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2013. The 22-year old Verizon IndyCar Series rookie from Colombia has continued on the fast track in the first half of this season. Munoz is sixth in the championship and leads the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings through eight races. Munoz's four top-10 finishes include a third place at Long Beach, where he advanced eight positions relative to his qualifying. Sixth ...

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USCC: Long Beach – Pruett, Rojas win from pole; Corvette takes GT

Scott Pruett (#01 Target Chip Ganassi Ford-Riley), the overall winner at the 12 Hours of Sebring, took pole on the Long Beach street circuit. Jan Magnussen put the #3 Corvette on GT LeMans pole. Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Corvette DP) took second through the first few corners, with Memo Rojas keeping the lead in the Target car. John Pew (#60 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley), who started next to Rojas on the front row, crashed into the tire barrier as the prototypes tried to negoti...

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IndyCar: Long Beach – Conway takes third career win, Power pushes to P2

Photo: Chris Owens   Andretti Autosport (Honda) locked down the front row for the IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach, Ryan Hunter-Reay starting on the pole next to James Hinchcliffe. Three-time Long Beach winner Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing, Chevrolet) took third on the grid, with Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing, Honda) lining up fourth. Long Beach used a standing start, the first of the season. Hinchcliffe bogged down initially, with Bourdais moving into second and ...

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IndyCar: AJ Foyt's Takuma Sato talks Long Beach

Photo: Chris Jones   A.J. Foyt Racing's Takuma Sato returns to the site of his first Verizon IndyCar Series win this weekend, when the series visits the streets of Long Beach, Calif., for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Japanese driver talked about the start of his season, which saw him win the Verizon P1 Award at St. Pete as well as returning to Long Beach as a defending winner.   Q: Takuma, you're off to another strong start to the 2014 season with the pole position...

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