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Published on Tue, Apr 19, 2011

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

Ryan Brisco in the No. 6 Penske Truck Rentals race car

GALLERY— The biggest racing event in Southern California happened on April 15-17, 2011. It was the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and Editor John Grafman was there to capture it through the lens of his DSLR. Here are some scenes from the IZOD IndyCar Series, which featured Danica Patrick, Helio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and defending race champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. The weekend also included the popular Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race; the technologically advanced sports cars of the Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach race; Firestone Indy Lights; Team Drift Challenge and the Pirelli World Challenge Presented by Stop Tech (more on these later). The famed race circuit, which includes the downtown streets of Long Beach surrounding the Long Beach Entertainment and Convention Center, is 1.97 miles in length and includes 11 turns. For IZOD Indycars race results, click here.

Above: Dario Franchitti in the No. 10 Target car

Above: Mike Conway in the winning No. 27

Above: Dario Franchitti

Above: Mike Conway

Above: Ryan Brisco in the No. 6 Penske Truck Rentals

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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach: 2011 IZOD IndyCar Race Results
Pos Driver Diff. Gap
1 Mike Conway --.---- --.----
2 Ryan Briscoe 6.3203 6.3203
3 Dario Franchitti 6.7163 0.3960
4 James Hinchcliffe 9.1705 2.4542
5 Alex Tagliani 16.0177 6.8472
6 Oriol Servia 16.8966 0.8789
7 Danica Patrick 17.5016 0.6050
8 Tony Kanaan 18.9655 1.4639
9 Vitor Meira 19.4723 0.5068
10 Will Power 19.8909 0.4186
11 Raphael Matos 20.4660 0.5751
12 Helio Castroneves 20.7784 0.3124
13 Graham Rahal 21.3464 0.5680
14 Sebastian Saavedra 23.1137 1.7673
15 James Jakes 24.5926 1.4789
16 Paul Tracy 1:03.7578 39.1652
17 JR Hildebrand 1:10.9001 7.1423
18 Scott Dixon 1 LAP 1 LAP
19 Ana Beatriz 2 LAPS 1 LAP
20 Simona De Silvestro 3 LAPS 1 LAP
21 Takuma Sato 4 LAPS 1 LAP
22 Justin Wilson 7 LAPS 3 LAPS
23 Ryan Hunter-Reay 13 LAPS Mechanical
24 Charlie Kimball 19 LAPS Mechanical
25 EJ Viso 26 LAPS Contact
26 Marco Andretti 48 LAPS Mechanical
27 Sebastien Bourdais 58 LAPS Contact

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