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2014 GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

The 2014 GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma was a Verizon IndyCar Series event that was held on August 24, 2014 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. It was the seventeenth and penultimate race of the 2014 IndyCar Series season.[1] The eighty-five lap race was won by Scott Dixon for Chip Ganassi Racing,[2] Ryan Hunter-Reay finished second and Simon Pagenaud third.[3] A 6.0 earthquake hit the area in the early morning of the race; it did not damage the track, and officials deemed its infrastructure safe from collapse, allowing the race to proceed as scheduled.[4]

United States 2014 Sonoma
Race details
17th round of the 2014 IndyCar Series season
Sonoma Raceway Indy-2012.svg
DateAugust 24, 2014
Official nameGoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
LocationSonoma Raceway
CoursePermanent racing facility
2.2 mi / 3.5 km
Distance85 laps
195.755 mi / 315.037 km
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Podium
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
ThirdSimon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)

The win was the 35th of Dixon's career, tying him with Bobby Unser for the fifth-most of all-time.[5][6] Will Power maintained his lead in the series championship points standings after taking pole position in qualifying[7] and scoring a ninth-place finish,[8] building a 51-point advantage over his Team Penske teammate Hélio Castroneves.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Olson, Jeff (August 28, 2014). "Will Power, Helio Castroneves sit at cusp of IndyCar glory". USA Today. Larry Kramer; Gannett Company. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  3. ^ "Pagenaud finds unlikely podium in Sonoma". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. August 25, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Glendenning, Mark (August 24, 2014). "Sonoma IndyCar: Race to commence after overnight earthquake". Autosport. Motorsport Network. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Cavin, Curt (August 24, 2014). "Scott Dixon's win at Sonoma puts him in rare company". USA Today. Larry Kramer; Gannett Company. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Matsuda, Darryl (August 24, 2014). "IndyCar: Scott Dixon wins GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma". East Bay Times. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma qualifying results". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. August 24, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win". ABC 10. Associated Press. August 24, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2019.


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