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Inside The Numbers – Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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 point 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.

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