Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

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    Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    POS DRIVER CAR MANUFACTURER LAPS START LED PTS BONUS PENALTY
    1 Will Power 12 Chevrolet 85 12 15 50 0 0
    2 Simon Pagenaud 77 Honda 85 4 26 42 2 0
    3 James Hinchcliffe 27 Chevrolet 85 16 0 35 0 0
    4 Tony Kanaan 11 Chevrolet 85 19 0 32 0 0
    5 JR Hildebrand 4 Chevrolet 85 20 0 30 0 0
    6 Ryan Hunter-Reay 28 Chevrolet 85 13 4 28 0 0
    7 Ryan Briscoe 2 Chevrolet 85 11 5 27 1 0
    8 Takuma Sato 15 Honda 84 6 16 24 0 0
    9 Rubens Barrichello 8 Chevrolet 84 22 0 22 0 0
    10 Justin Wilson 18 Honda 84 3 15 20 0 0
    11 James Jakes 19 Honda 84 14 0 19 0 0
    12 E.J. Viso 5 Chevrolet 84 15 0 18 0 0
    13 Helio Castroneves 3 Chevrolet 84 18 0 17 0 0
    14 Ed Carpenter 20 Chevrolet 83 24 0 16 0 0
    15 Dario Franchitti 10 Honda 82 1 4 15 0 0
    16 Oriol Servia 22 Lotus 82 23 0 14 0 0
    17 Sebastien Bourdais 7 Lotus 82 25 0 13 0 0
    18 Charlie Kimball 83 Honda 80 9 0 12 0 0
    19 Katherine Legge 6 Lotus 80 26 0 12 0 0
    20 Simona De Silvestro 78 Lotus 74 17 0 12 0 0
    21 Alex Tagliani 98 Lotus 46 10 0 12 0 0
    22 Mike Conway 14 Honda 41 7 0 12 0 0
    23 Scott Dixon 9 Honda 27 5 0 12 0 0
    24 Graham Rahal 38 Honda 23 8 0 12 0 0
    25 Marco Andretti 26 Chevrolet 22 21 0 10 0 0
    26 Josef Newgarden 67 Honda 0 2 0 10 0 0


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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    If you didn't get a chance to watch this race, it is being re-aired today (April 16) at 4pm on NBC Sports Network.

    Amazing results for Chevrolet considering what happened to them (themselves really) leading up to the racing. Then practice getting rained out on Friday making Saturdays one practice time crucial. Chevrolet didn't make up those spots on luck alone. They had the speed and good strategy to make up those spots. The whole race was filled with good hard racing in the concrete lined street course of Long Beach. Great race!

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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    Nice job Chevy.

    No toy-Ota's in the Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race huh. Interesting.
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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    Quote Originally Posted by DBeaSSt View Post
    Nice job Chevy.

    No toy-Ota's in the Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race huh. Interesting.
    Toyota actually renewed their sponsorship AFTER they left CART. Must be worth it to them. Makes you wonder why you don't see the KIA Daytona 500 or something like that.

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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    Watching qualifying the Chevrolets just had more speed then the Honda engine cars. Five out of the top six were Chevy powered however they lost ten spots due to an engine change before one thousand two hundred miles. Though number sixty seven and seventy seven prove to be really fast Hondas at the event. Though at the end of the day the results make perfect sense even though a Honda during race day was the fastest car on the field.

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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    I loved at the end of the race when the lead Chevrolet car was running around and the announcers are like "Honda has got to be like 'but we spotted them 10 spots! How does this happen!'"

    If I were Chevrolet, I'd be pouring money into a nationalistic #RetakeIndy campaign.
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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    I loved at the end of the race when the lead Chevrolet car was running around and the announcers are like "Honda has got to be like 'but we spotted them 10 spots! How does this happen!'"

    If I were Chevrolet, I'd be pouring money into a nationalistic #RetakeIndy campaign.
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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    I loved at the end of the race when the lead Chevrolet car was running around and the announcers are like "Honda has got to be like 'but we spotted them 10 spots! How does this happen!'"

    If I were Chevrolet, I'd be pouring money into a nationalistic #RetakeIndy campaign.
    The gas mileage that the Chevy engine is getting compared to the Honda is pretty incredible also. Fun race.
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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    Quote Originally Posted by DBeaSSt View Post
    Nice job Chevy.

    No toy-Ota's in the Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race huh. Interesting.
    Its not lost to the race fans, Toyota would loose in a race like this.

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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    yep, that makes chevy 3 for 3. Even after every single chevy car was penalized by starting way back, 8 of the top ten cars were chevy's. I love it!

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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    Good job by Chevy....but the replay of the race rather than it being live was a doner.

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    Re: Chevrolet Turbo V6 Reigns Supreme at 2012 Toyota Grand Prix Indy Car Race

    Quote Originally Posted by JerryL View Post
    Good job by Chevy....but the replay of the race rather than it being live was a doner.
    It was live. It was on the NBCSports channel Sunday at 3:30pm. Not every TV provider carries it, but fortunately FIOS does.
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