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Conway Shocks Long Beach Field

Mike Conway drove to his second victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday. (Al Steinberg Phoot0

For a good portion of Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach it looked like a near certainty that a Ryan Hunter-Reay was going to win the most prestigious street course race in the series for the second time in his career.

Penske & Ganassi Struggle In Long Beach

Tony Kanaan (top) and Will Power (bottom) both struggled during Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying Saturday in Long Beach, Calif. (IndyCar Photo)

Ryan Hunter-Reay added another memorable achievement to his impressive list of accomplishments at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach by winning the Verizon P1 Pole on Saturday.

Kyle Petty Leads Pro/Celebrity Time Trials

Kyle Petty set the fast time during qualifying for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Al Steinberg photo)

Considering his long-time career as a driver in the NASCAR Cup Series it should be no surprise that Kyle Petty was the fastest Pro driver in Friday’s qualifications for Saturday’s Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race – just faster than two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time CART champion Al Unser Jr.

Could F-1 Reclaim Long Beach Streets?

Graham Rahal on the streets of Long Beach, Calif., during Friday's Verizon IndyCar Series practice. (IndyCar Photo)

It’s one of the highlights of the Verizon IndyCar Series Schedule – the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – and as it prepares to celebrate its 40th running this weekend it remains a true gem on the IndyCar calendar.

Will Hits Max Power In Florida

Will Power drove to a convincing victory in Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Don Figler Photo)

Apparently the long off-season in the Verizon IndyCar Series did not slow down Will Power’s momentum.

Sato Excels In The Rain For IndyCar Pole

Takuma Sato (right) poses with team owner A.J. Foyt after winning the pole for Sunday's Verizon IndyCar Series opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Al Steinberg Photo)

With heavy rain pouring down and drenching the 1.8-mile temporary street course for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Takuma Sato was certain qualifications would be canceled and he would be forced to start in the middle of the pack in Sunday’s season-opener of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Ganassi & Penske Battle Isn’t Just On Track

Scott Dixon won the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series championship for Chip Ganassi Racing. (IndyCar Photo)

It was the first official day on the race track for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series, but the real action was the verbal jabs being exchanged between Team Penske and Target/Chip Ganassi Racing over a perceived rivalry.

Has IndyCar Found The Right Connection?

Verizon’s announcement ensures a marketing and promotional partner for the series without any lag for IndyCar. (IndyCar Photo)

After its previous sponsor was not the right fit, IndyCar Series officials are confident it has the right connection with Verizon.

Earnhardt Is A Daytona 500 Winner Again!

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates after winning the 56th Daytona 500. (NASCAR Photo)

In NASCAR’s version of “The Longest Day” Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to reward the large group of fans that endured a rain delay of more than six and a half hours to win Sunday night’s 56th Daytona 500 in a race that ended at 11:20 p.m. Eastern Time.

Smith Gets Redemption At Daytona

Regan Smith wins the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Harold Hinson)

One year after seeing an apparent victory end in one of the worst crashes in Daytona history, Regan Smith was finally able to see the checkered flag at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

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