2009 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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United States   2009 Long Beach
Race details
2nd round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
Date April 19, 2009
Official name Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location Streets of Long Beach
Course Temporary Street Circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance 85 laps, 167.280 mi / 269.211 km
Weather 96°F, Sunny
Pole position
Driver Australia Will Power Penske Racing
Time 1:09.7107
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing
Time 1:11.2582 (on lap 82 of 85)
Podium
First United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Second Australia Will Power Penske Racing
Third Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing

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.

Race[edit]

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

Standings after the race[edit]

Scott Dixon