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The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is an open-wheel race held on a street circuit in Long Beach, California. Christopher Pook is the founder and promoter which began as a vision while working at a travel agency in downtown Long Beach. It was the premier circuit in the Champ Car from 1996, and was the first event in the World Series each year from 2004. The 2008 race was the last race for Champ Cars as the series merged with the Indy Racing League and is now an event on the Izod IndyCar Series calendar.
The Long Beach Grand Prix in April is the single largest event in the city of Long Beach. Attendance for the weekend regularly reaches or exceeds 200,000 people.
The Long Beach Grand Prix is the longest running major "street" race held on the North American continent. It started in 1975 as a Formula 5000 race on the streets of downtown, and became a Formula One event the following year. From 1984 to 2008 it was a CART/Champ Car event. Other popular events during the Grand Prix week include a Firestone Indy Lights race, an American Le Mans Series race, and the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. - Wikipedia
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2023 Update - Japanese Driver Takuma Sato
Two-time Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner Takuma Sato will join Chip Ganassi Racing in 2023 to drive the No. 11 Honda in oval competition, while Marcus Armstrong will drive that machine on road and street course races.
Sato brings more than two decades of experience racing at the highest level to defending Indianapolis 500 winners CGR, which has won 14 INDYCAR SERIES championships, including nine across the past 15 seasons of competition.
"First of all, I would like to thank Chip (Ganassi) and Mike (Hull) for helping put this all together,” Sato said. “I am extremely excited to join Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2023 season. The organization has been at the top of our sport for decades and, needless to say, extremely competitive.
Long Beach Grand Prix Video - Streets of City of Long Beach, California!
Acura Long Beach Grand Prix Summary Schedule
Friday - Practice
Saturday - Practice, Celebrity Race
Sunday - Actual Race Day
Long Beach Event Date
April 14 - 16, 2023 (3 Days: Fri, Sat, Sun)
Friday & Saturday: Time trials
Sunday: Actual race day
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On Friday and Saturday is less people, you can see the time time trials which is amazing.
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Annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Event - See Japanese Driver Takuma Sato Racing 185 mph on Streets of Long Beach [Watch Video]
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