IndyCar 2014: Long Beach Qualifying Results

IndyCar 2014 Long Beach Qualifying Results

The ethanol-fired screams of 675 HP twin-turbo V6 engines dominated the city of Long Beach yesterday as the 2014 IndyCar season made its way to Southern California. After strong race performances in St. Petersburg, Joseph Newgarden and Jack Hawksworth followed up by qualifying 4th and 5th, respectively- and that ahead of some big names. Still, they didn’t have enough in the tank to stay ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay’s DHL-sponsored Andretti Honda.

Hunter-Reay took the pole with a blistering 104.462 MPH average speed on the tight Long Beach circuit, lapping the course in just 01:07.82- or, some nine seconds faster than the race-winning Daytona Prototype from yesterday’s IMSA race.

That’s fast.

Here’s how the rest of the field is going to line up- but pay attention to Juan Pablo Montoya’s Penske at the start, since he’s way back in the field due to a mechanical issue suffered during the opening rounds of qualifying. Graham Rahal, too, should be making fast work of the guys just ahead of him …

 

Car No. Driver Engine Grid Pos.
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda 1
27 James Hinchcliffe Honda 2
11 Sebastian Bourdais Chevrolet 3
67 Josef Newgarden Honda 4
98 Jack Hawksworth Honda 5
77 Simon Pagenaud Honda 6
9 Scott Dixon Chevrolet 7
25 Marco Andretti Honda 8
3 Helio Castroneves Chevrolet 9
19 Justin Wilson Honda 10
34 Carlos Munoz Honda 11
16 Oriol Servia Honda 12
10 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet 13
12 Will Power Chevrolet 14
14 Takuma Sato Honda 15
2 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 16
20 Mike Conway Chevrolet 17
8 Ryan Briscoe Chevrolet 18
83 Charlie Kimball Chevrolet 19
7 Mikhail Aleshin Honda 20
18 Carlos Huertas Honda 21
17 Sebastian Saavedra Chevrolet 22
15 Graham Rahal Honda 23

 

… after ending up in last place. You can be sure that Graham is better than that, and should have a strong race around this fantastic street circuit. You can catch the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach later today on the NBC Sports live feed, or check in tomorrow morning for the full race results. Enjoy!

 

Sources | Photos: IndyCar, Motorsport.

 

Jo Borrás

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