Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana

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Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana
NOLA Motorsports Park IndyCar Series.png
IndyCar Series
VenueNOLA Motorsports Park
LocationAvondale, Louisiana
29°53′1″N 90°11′52″W / 29.88361°N 90.19778°W / 29.88361; -90.19778Coordinates: 29°53′1″N 90°11′52″W / 29.88361°N 90.19778°W / 29.88361; -90.19778
First race2015
Last race2015
Distance205.5 miles (330.7 km)
Laps75
Circuit information
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.74 mi (4.41 km)
Turns13

The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana was an IndyCar Series race held at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana in 2015.[1][2]

The inaugural race held in 2015 was plagued by heavy rain, which turned much of the facility in a quagmire. Qualifying was cancelled, and the race was shortened with most of the laps run under caution. After the race, legal disputes erupted involving the promoter, the track, and other related parties. The event was a huge money-loser, and attracted only 10,000 spectators, in part due to the poor weather. Despite an initial three-year contract, the event was cancelled after only one running.[3]

James Hinchcliffe was declared the winner of the 2015 race, just weeks before he suffered near-life-threatening injures at Indianapolis.

Past winners[edit]

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2015 April 12 Canada James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara Honda 47* 128.78 (207.251) 1:47:19 71.995 Report
  • 2015: Race started late due to rain; race shortened due to time limit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GP of Louisiana set for April 12". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Associated Press. August 27, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  2. ^ "Fast Facts: Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana". NBC Sports. April 5, 2015. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  3. ^ One and done: IndyCar circuit not returning to New Orleans

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