Apr 23, 2013
Some numbers to note from the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the third race of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season:
1 - Indy car race winners from Japan: Takuma Sato, who became the second first-time winner in three races.
2 - Consecutive fifth-place finishes at Long Beach for JR Hildebrand.
3 - Drivers who have finished in the top 10 in each of the first three IZOD IndyCar Series events: Marco Andretti, Helio Castroneves and Justin Wilson.
5 - Different teams represented in the top five in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
6 - Points separating the top two drivers, Helio Castroneves and Takuma Sato, in the IZOD IndyCar Series standings.
7 - Different teams represented in the top 10 in the IZOD IndyCar Series standings.
8 - Different drivers to score podium finishes in nine races.
12 - Positions gained by Graham Rahal in the IZOD IndyCar Series point standings, the biggest jump among drivers who competed.
13 - Drivers with at least one top-five finish in 2013.
18 - Points separating the top-five drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series standings.
20 - Drivers with at least one top-10 finish in 2013.
21 - Positions improved by Justin Wilson, the most positions gained by any driver. Wilson finished third.
27 - Laps led by Dario Franchitti at Long Beach. Franchitti led a total of 11 laps on road/street courses in 2012.
50 - Laps led by Takuma Sato at Long Beach, the most laps he has led in any Indy car race. Sato's previous high was 31 at Indianapolis in 2012.
199 - Consecutive Indy car starts for Tony Kanaan dating to the 2001 CART race in Portland. Kanaan is second to Jimmy Vasser's 211 straight starts.