Indy Car: Dario Franchitti Wins Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach

Yeah, I know this news is breaking a little late but we had to make sure we didn’t spoil it for anyone waiting for the re-airing of the race.  So as you can see in the picture above Mr. Dario Franchitti took the checkered flag at the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach last Sunday. 

The race started with Will Power (top qualifier) up front and as usual with the top qualifier at Long Beach he lead a good portion of the race.  However his team had problems with their radio and telemetry which threw them off just enough for Dario Franchitti and Danica Patrick to cycle their way to the front with pit strategy and a few full course cautions.  By lap 55 of 85 Dario captured the lead and held onto it for the remainder of the race.

This is the first time Indy Car ran the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach and I have to admit I was a little skeptical of it since I was so used to the turbo V8s of Champ Car running the streets but I’m glad to say that Indy Car did not dissapoint!  If you haven’t been to this race yet I highly reccomend you come to Long Beach next year and check it out. 

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