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Long Beach - Starting grid

The official starting grid and tyre designation for Sunday afternoon's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has finally been released.
The official starting grid for today's IZOD IndyCar Series race at Long Beach has been confirmed, less than two hours before the scheduled start of the race itself.

The order differs substantially from the results of the Saturday qualifying times, after 14 cars were hit by ten-place grid penalties following unscheduled engines changes for the entire Chevrolet stable as well as three of the Lotus-powered cars.

Penske duo Ryan Briscoe and Will Power topped the qualifying Firestone Fast Six session but will start from 11th and 12th place in the race. Ganassi's Dario Franchitti and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing's rookie star Josef Newgarden inherit the front row after the penalties are applied.

Starting grid

1. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) Alternate tyres
2. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) Alternate tyres
3. #18 Justin Wilson (H) Alternate tyres
4. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) Alternate tyres
5. #9 Scott Dixon (H) Alternate tyres
6. #15 Takuma Sato (H) Primary tyres
7. #14 Mike Conway (H) Alternate tyres
8. #38 Graham Rahal (H) Alternate tyres
9. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) Alternate tyres
10. #98 Alex Tagliani (L) Alternate tyres
11. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) Primary tyres *
12. #12 Will Power (C) Primary tyres *
13. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) Primary tyres *
14. #19 James Jakes (H) Alternate tyres
15. #5 EJ Viso (C) Primary tyres *
16. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) Primary tyres *
17. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) Primary tyres
18. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) Primary tyres *
19. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) Primary tyres *
20. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) Alternate tyres *
21. #26 Marco Andretti (C) Primary tyres *
22. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) Primary tyres *
23. #22 Oriol Servia (L) Primary tyres *
24. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) Primary tyres *
25. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (L) Primary tyres *
26. #6 Katherine Legge (L) Alternate tyres *

* = after ten-place grid penalty for engine change



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The scene at Long Beach, California. [Photo credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Will Power on track at St Petersburg in first practice on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on track at St Petersburg in first practice on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Stefano Coletti is strapped into his KV Racing Technologies Chevrolet on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Simon Pagenaud sits in his Chevrolet machine on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe chats with his engineers during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden navigates the Turn 8-9 Esses complex during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
KV Racing Technologies go to work on Stefano Coletti`s Chevrolet during Tuesday`s Open Test session at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sits in his Chevrolet machine on pit lane during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power navigates the Turn 8-9 Esses during Tuesday`s Open Test sessions at Barber Motorsports Park on March 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The car of Will Power sits on pit lane prior to the initial aero kit test at NOLA Motorsports Park on Saturday March 14 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Chevrolet aerodynamic kit IndyCar [Credit: IndyCar.com]
Will Power, NOLA Motorsports Park [credit: IndyCar Media]
Will Power celebrates with his team after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates with his team owner Roger Penske after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates with his wife Liz after winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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