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2009 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

The 2009 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the second round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, held on April 19, 2009. The race was contested over 85 laps of the 1.968-mile (3.167 km) street course in Long Beach, California. Dario Franchitti recorded his first win since his 2007 championship win, after benefitting from an early full-course caution, having made a pitstop the lap before.

United States 2009 Long Beach
Race details
2nd round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
DateApril 19, 2009
Official nameToyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
LocationStreets of Long Beach
CourseTemporary Street Circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance85 laps
167.280 mi / 269.211 km
Weather96°F, Sunny
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Penske Racing)
Time1:09.7107
Fastest lap
DriverRyan Briscoe (Penske Racing)
Time1:11.2582 (on lap 82 of 85)
Podium
FirstDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondWill Power (Penske Racing)
ThirdTony Kanaan (Andretti Green Racing)

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:58:47.4658 2 51 52
2 12   Will Power Team Penske 85 +3.3182 1 16 41
3 11   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 85 +4.0537 11 7 35
4 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 85 +5.0742 22 0 32
5 4   Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 85 +6.5655 14 0 30
6 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 85 +7.5900 19 6 28
7 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 85 +8.633 8 3 26
8 2   Raphael Matos (R) Luczo Dragon Racing 85 +9.483 3 2 24
9 06   Robert Doornbos (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 85 +9.958 15 0 22
10 34   Alex Tagliani Conquest Racing 85 +13.618 9 0 20
11 21   Ryan Hunter-Reay Vision Racing 85 +15.209 12 0 19
12 02   Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 85 +15.850 7 0 18
13 6   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 85 +65.101 10 0 17
14 14   Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 84 + 1 lap 20 0 16
15 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 84 + 1 lap 6 0 15
16 23   Darren Manning Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 84 + 1 lap 18 0 14
17 98   Stanton Barrett (R) Team 3G 84 + 1 lap 21 0 13
18 20   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 82 + 3 laps 23 0 12
19 5   Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 71 Accident 13 0 12
20 27   Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 60 + 25 laps (Running) 17 0 12
21 24   Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 51 Accident 16 0 12
22 19   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 24 Collision 5 0 12
23 13   E. J. Viso HVM Racing 16 Collision 4 0 12

Standings after the raceEdit

 
Scott Dixon