Long Beach
Apr 13

IndyCar: Conway Wins Wild Race At Long Beach

Mike Conway celebrates after winning the IndyCar race at Long Beach. (Photo: Lesley Ann Miller)

Mike Conway celebrates after winning the IndyCar race at Long Beach. (Photo: Lesley Ann Miller)

Tempers flared all around the streets of Long Beach, where drivers declared friendships over after a surprisingly physical race.

Simon Pagenaud refused to accept a post-race apology from Will Power, and Justin Wilson was furious with Scott Dixon. James Hinchcliffe tried to be diplomatic but failed to hide his displeasure with teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay.

The one team smiling at the end of Sunday’s race? Ed Carpenter Racing, which got an unexpected victory from Mike Conway.

Apr 13

Video: Massive Pileup Claims Several Top Contenders In Long Beach

Sunday’s IndyCar race on the streets of Long Beach was setting up to be an instant classic before a multi-car wreck eliminated several of the top contenders, including race leader Josef Newgarden, pole-sitter Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe.

With 24 laps to go, Newgarden exited pit lane with the race lead ahead of Hunter-Reay and Hinchcliffe, but had colder tires than the two Andretti Autosport teammates. As they raced into Turn 4, Hunter-Reay made a bold move by trying to pass Newgarden on the inside, and it proved to be costly.

Apr 12

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay On Pole In Long Beach

Ryan Hunter-Reay fights his car around the Long Beach circuit, en route to claiming pole position for Sunday's race. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

Ryan Hunter-Reay fights his car around the Long Beach circuit, en route to claiming pole position for Sunday’s race. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Andretti Autosport front row for the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Hunter-Reay snatched the pole away from his teammate with a late qualifying lap on Saturday at 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds on the temporary IndyCar course through the streets of downtown. Hinchcliffe wound up second after his lap at 1 minute, 7.9403 seconds.