2015 – Indy Car Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

Race three of the Verizon Indy Car series started around 1.30 pm on the streets of Long Beach under beautiful blue skies. After 80 laps, Scott Dixon in the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet won the race. Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet was second and  Juan Pablo Montoya in the #2 Team Penske Chevrolet was third. Hope you like the photos.

2015 Long Beach (222A1652)Large crowds were on hand for the Indy Car race along the front straight.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4870)For the start of the race went down to the grandstand on the outside of Turn 1 for shots of the cars speeding down the end of the front straight. The stands were also packed with spectators at this part of the track.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4876)Before the start of each race, a lucky person gets to be driven around the track by Mario Andretti in a two-seater Indy Car.

HC7A4874Safety teams were on hand to respond to any track incidents.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4877)Pole-sitter Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet leads the field out of pit lane.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4902)Race start, with Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet taking the inside line into Turn 1 and Scott Dixon in the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet on the outside.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4934)Takuma Sato in the #14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5109)“Lines” with Will Power in the #1 Team Penske Chevrolet.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4961)Speeding around Turn 1 with Graham Rahal in the #15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda.

2015 Long Beach (222A1547)Here’s a wide shot of Turn 1, before heading down to get some low shots of the cars going through this turn.

2015 Long Beach (222A1572)Through Turn 1 with third place winner Juan Pablo Montoya in the #2 Team Penske Chevrolet.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5154)Charlie Kimball in the #83 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5110)Ryan Hunter-Reay in the #28 Andretti Autosport Honda.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5148)A close shot of Simon Pagenaud in the #22 Team Penske Chevrolet.

2015 Long Beach (222A1619)Went from Turn 1 to the car park that overlooks the Turn 2 to 3 complex and the iconic “Dolphin fountain”.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5212)“Palm trees” with Marco Andretti in the #27 Andretti Autosport Honda.

2015 Long Beach (222A1634)While I was on the car park roof, went over to the other side and took a shot of the Turn 4 to 5 straight with some of the city in the background.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5303)Went from the car park roof over to the Turn 2 to 3 complex, which was one of my favorite parts of the track, due to the light and shadows. Second place went to Helio Castroneves in the #3 Team Penske Chevrolet.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5259)“Red, white, and blue” with Jack Hawksworth in the #41 A.J. Foyt Enterprises Honda.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5262)Conor Daly in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5252)Race winner Scott Dixon in the #9 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet.

2015 Long Beach (222A1642)Ground level view of the iconic “Dolphin fountain” at the Turn 2 to 3 complex with Conor Daly in the #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5221)Carlos Munoz in the #26 Andretti Autosport – HVM Racing Honda.

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2015 Long Beach (222A1669)Winners podium with Scott Dixon (first, center),  Helio Castroneves (second, right) and  Juan Pablo Montoya (third, left).

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