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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 (left), driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6; and Tony Kanaan (right), driver of the #10 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6; celebrate with Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, who raced to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power finished second. Kanaan finished third. Chevrolet took the top six places in the first race of the season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, March 29, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power clash in the closing laps of the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Saturday, March 28, 2015, winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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