Numbers to note following the 43rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach at the 1.968-mile streets of Long Beach circuit, the second race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season:
1.5 – Average finishing position for Sebastien Bourdais in the first two races of the season.
2.09 – Average running position of winner James Hinchcliffe for the 85 laps of racing at Long Beach.
5 – Indy car wins for Hinchcliffe, his first since April 2015 – a span of 22 starts … Positions improved by Helio Castroneves (14th to ninth) in the final nine laps.
6 – Consecutive top-10 finishes by Bourdais dating to the Pocono race in 2016.
16 – Positions gained by Simon Pagenaud, most of any driver.
19 – Points separating Bourdais from Hinchcliffe atop the Verizon IndyCar Series standings after Long Beach.
22 – Laps in which Pagenaud improved his position, most of any driver.
30 – Total positions gained by Bourdais in 2017.
48 – Indy car poles for Castroneves, who is fourth on the all-time list.
209 – Consecutive starts by Scott Dixon, the third-longest streak in Indy car history.
267 – Consecutive starts by Tony Kanaan, extending his all-time Indy car record.
329 – Indy car starts for Castroneves which ranks fourth on the all-time list. Kanaan ranks fifth with 328 starts.