Hinchcliffe goes wire-to-wire - Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH - James Hinchcliffe led all 45 laps and won the Firestone Indy Lights race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday.
He won the first Indy Lights race of his career rather easily, despite three caution periods in the second half of the race. Every restart, Hinchcliffe was able to hold off runner-up Charlie Kimball and maintain his lead in the race.
But Hinchcliffe did wonder aloud after the race if Kimball's AFS Racing teammate was getting a bonus for causing cautions and giving Kimball every opportunity to pass for the lead on a restart.
"It did get certainly frustrating by the end," Hinchcliffe said. "By the fourth one, I'm starting to think how much are these AFS guys paying these dudes to start causing yellows and give Charlie one more run at it."