STREETS OF LONG BEACH, CA
April 13, 2014 on NBC Sports Network
BEACH 100: Chaves earns victory in caution-free race
BEACH, Calif. -- What's that about turnabout?
Gabby Chaves overtook pole sitter Zach Veach entering
the left-hand Turn 1 of the 11-turn, 1.968-mile street
circuit and went on to win the caution-free Long Beach
100 by .6364 of a second over the Andretti Autosport driver.
Two weeks earlier, Veach passed pole sitter Chaves in
the right-hand Turn 1 of the 14-turn, 1.8-mile St. Petersburg
street course and earned his first Indy Lights Presented
by Cooper Tires victory.
was like, 'Take that, Zach,' '' Chaves said. "It
definitely pays to be on the clean side of the track with
braking as I found out at St. Pete. I locked up my tires
and Zach was able to get a clean run around me. I managed
to get him this time. I've always said this is my favorite
street course and I'm very pleased to get the win here."
Chaves, driving for Belardi Auto Racing, was the series
championship runner-up last year and considered a title
contender this season. Veach holds a one-point advantage
heading to a doubleheader April 26-27 at Barber Motorsports
a good place to be after Round 2 and a nice way to start
out, but we still have a long way to go," said Veach,
in his second season in Indy Lights.
Matthew Brabham, also driving for Andretti Autosport,
started and placed third, while Jack Harvey gained two
positions to finish fourth in a Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
with Curb Agajanian car.
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