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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach April 11 - 13, 2014
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APR
23

City of Long Beach Unanimously Approves Contract Extension Through 2018
Posted April 23rd, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 23, 2014) – The Long Beach City Council unanimously approved an extension to the currentToyota Grand Prix of Long Beach agreement that will allow Indy car racing to continue through 2018, Grand Prix Association of Long B...

APR
13

Mike Conway Wins Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach!
Posted April 13th, 2014
Mike Conway was in the right place at the right time. Not just once, but twice. Conway was running in the top ten on lap 56 of the 80-lap race when a multi-car incident in turn 4 eliminated a large pack of the cars in front of him – including...

APR
13

Chaves Takes Indy Lights Win
Posted April 13th, 2014
Gabby Chaves took the lead from polesitter Zach Veach at the green flag and was never headed, winning the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires race at the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Chaves, from Bogota, Colombia, finished 0.634 seconds ...

APR
13

O'Connell, Johnson, Mills Take Long Beach Wins
Posted April 13th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Johnny O'Connell (GT), Nic Jonsson (GTS) and Michael Mills (GT-A) took victories in Round 2 of the Pirelli World Challenge season, The Roar By the Shore Presented by Kia, on the streets of Long Beach. For O'Connell, of ...

APR
12

Brett Davern Wins Pro/Celebrity Race, Al Unser Jr. Takes Pro Division!
Posted April 12th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 12, 2014) — Brett Davern won the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race, triumphing over a field of film, television, music and sports stars in the annual charity racing event. The roaring crowd witnesse...

APR
12

Hunter-Reay Takes Pole for 40th Toyota Grand Prix!
Posted April 12th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. -(Saturday, April 12, 2014) - Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified second for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in 2010, '11 and '13 with one victory to represent the efforts. On April 13, he'll start the 40th annual race on the ...

APR
12

O'Connell on Pole for Pirelli World Challenge Race
Posted April 12th, 2014
Johnny O'Connell, Flowery Branch, Ga., No. 3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V.R, GT pole, 1:20.386 (new track record, beats old of 1:21.087 set by James Sofronas, Audi R8 LMS in 2013) (on changes) "We definitely got the car better. Qualifyin...

APR
12

Daigo Saito Wins Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge!
Posted April 12th, 2014
Daigo Saito, the 2012 Formula DRIFT champion, beat Kenny Moen in the final round to capture the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge at the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Forrest Wang finished third. “Last weekend at Round 1 of Form...

APR
12

Pruett/Rojas Dominate Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase
Posted April 12th, 2014
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas say they don’t have anything to prove. They’re just racing like they do. Pruett and Rojas, co-driving the No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost/Riley, dominated the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase on Saturday...

APR
12

Corvette Racing Wins GTLM Division
Posted April 12th, 2014
Corvette Racing entered Saturday’s Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase with the goal of proving its new Corvette C7.R was ready to win races in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s competitive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. Mission...

APR
11

MTV's Brett Davern Takes Pro/Celebrity Pole!
Posted April 11th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2014) — Brett Davern was awarded the celebrity pole position after turning the quickest lap during qualifying for the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. Davern, who stars as ‘Jake R...

APR
9

Free Update Adds Grand Prix Circuit to Forza Motorsport 5
Posted April 9th, 2014
Starting April 10, the famed Long Beach circuit is coming to Forza Motorsport 5! Available for free as part of the latest Forza Motorsport 5 content update, Long Beach is a brand new track to the Forza Motorsport series, delivering tight turns and blin...

APR
8

Racing for Kids Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Posted April 8th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 8, 2014) -- The weekend of April 11-13 will not only be a celebration of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, it will also mark the 25th anniversary year for “Racing for Kids,” an organization active in raisin...

APR
8

Street Closure Listing
Posted April 8th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 7, 2014) – The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach announced the following Long Beach City Council-approved schedule of major street and walkway closures ahead of the running of the 2014 race, April 11-13: From Wed.,...

APR
4

Mothers to Bring Back Exotic Car Paddock
Posted April 4th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 4, 2014) -- Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners will return as the “Official Car Polish” sponsor of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 11-13, and will also sponsor the popular Mothers Exotic Car Paddock on...

APR
3

'DWTS' Contestant and Paralympic Medalist Amy Purdy to be Grand Marshal for Pro/Celebrity Race
Posted April 3rd, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 3, 2014 — Bronze medal-winning paralympic snowboarder and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Amy Purdy will bring her competitive spirit to the 38th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race on Apri...

APR
1

'Roar In The Shore' Set for April 9
Posted April 1st, 2014
Long Beach, CA – April 1, 2014 – The Belmont Shore Business Association (BSBA) has partnered with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach and Legends Sports Bar to sponsor the 3rd Annual “Roar in the Shore” event, set to take p...

MAR
31

'Four Decades of Racing' Exhibit to Provide a Walk Through History
Posted March 31st, 2014
Displays, Autograph Sessions to Celebrate Grand Prix’s 40-Year History LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 31, 2014) -- Race fans attending the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 11-13, will have an opportunity to take a walk down memory lane ...

MAR
27

Franchitti, Forsythe, Kalkhoven To Be Inducted into Walk of Fame
Posted March 27th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 27, 2014) -- Three motorsports legends with a history of checkered flags at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – driver Dario Franchitti and owners Gerald Forsythe and Kevin Kalkhoven – will be inducted into the L...

MAR
25

TUDOR Joins Grand Prix Family of Sponsors
Posted March 25th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 25, 2014) – Race officials announced today that TUDOR Watch U.S.A. is an Official Sponsor and the Official Timepiece for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, set to run April 11-13. As part of its sponsorship of...

MAR
21

Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert to Star Popular Latin Band 'Kinky'
Posted March 21st, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 21, 2014) – Tecate Light, the Mexican light beer with bold cerveza flavor, invites adults 21 and older in Southern California to be part of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (TGPLB) during the weekend of April 11-...

MAR
18

Grand Prix Foundation Set for Race Week Events!
Posted March 18th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 18, 2014) -- The Grand Prix Foundation of Long Beach will stage two events leading up to the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach: the Grand Prix Foundation Charity Golf Tournament at El Dorado Park Golf Club in Long Beach on ...

MAR
14

Verizon Named Entitlement Sponsor of IndyCar Series
Posted March 14th, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (March 14, 2014) - INDYCAR announced today a multi-year entitlement agreement with Verizon that will see North America's premier open-wheel racing championship named the Verizon IndyCar Series. The partnership aligns INDYCAR - the ...

MAR
13

CBS Sports Network to Air Pro/Celebrity Race
Posted March 13th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 13, 2014) – The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach and CBS Sports officials announced today that CBS Sports Network will air the 38th annual Pro/Celebrity Race, which will be run during the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Lo...

MAR
12

Paul Rodgers of Bad Company to Headline Saturday Rock-N-Roar Concert!
Posted March 12th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 12, 2014) – Rock and Roll icon Paul Rodgers will star in Saturday night’s “Rock-N-Roar” Concert, April 12 at the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The concert, which begins at approximately 6:45...

MAR
11

Mario Andretti Named Grand Marshal for Sunday's IndyCar Race!
Posted March 11th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 11, 2014) – Mario Andretti, one of the most recognizable names in the history of motorsport, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 13, saying the most famous words in a...

MAR
6

Pro/Celebrity Race Field Announced!
Posted March 6th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 6, 2014 – Grand Prix Association of Long Beach officials announced today the 20 participants from film, television, music and sports who will compete in the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. The 38...

FEB
18

Standing Start to Add Intrigue to 40th Grand Prix!
Posted February 18th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2014) -- The 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, set to take place April 11-13, will feature a standing start for the IndyCar Series race, the first time a standing start will take place for the featured race in Long Beac...

FEB
12

Weekend Schedule Posted!
Posted February 12th, 2014
The schedule for the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is posted here. Schedule is subject to change without notice. ...

FEB
11

Track Construction Begins!
Posted February 11th, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 11, 2014) -- The 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, set to take place April 11-13, took its first step toward the green flag when the first full day of construction began this morning on Shoreline Drive, the famed racin...

NOV
6

Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Returns!
Posted November 6th, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2013) – Officials from Formula DRIFT and the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach today announced the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge will return for a second year at the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, runni...

NOV
5

Pirelli World Challenge Returns in 2014
Posted November 5th, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2013) – Officials from the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, WC Vision and SCCA Pro Racing today announced the return of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships to the 2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Th...

OCT
19

Scott Dixon Wins 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series Championship
Posted October 19th, 2013
For the eighth consecutive year, the IZOD IndyCar Series champion was determined in the final race -- 500 high-speed, high-drama miles played out over 3 hours under the lights at Auto Club Speedway. Scott Dixon, who entered the 19th race of the sea...

OCT
17

Tickets On Sale Monday; Grand Prix to be Second Round of 2014 IndyCar Series
Posted October 17th, 2013
Southern California’s most unique special event is turning 40 … and still accelerating! Tickets for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, set to run April 11-13, 2014, go on public sale Monday at 9 a.m. With a variety of entertaini...

OCT
7

World Challenge: O'Connell and Aschenbach Win GT, GTS Drivers' Championships
Posted October 7th, 2013
Houston, TX - Johnny O'Connell, of Flowery Branch, GA (GT) and Lawson Aschenbach, of Jupiter, FL (GTS) captured Pirelli World Challenge class championships after dramatic victories in the 14th and final round of the 2013 season. The FOAMETIX Grand ...

SEP
20

Grand Prix to Host Round of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Posted September 20th, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2013) – Grand Prix Association of Long Beach officials today announced that the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 11-13, 2014, will host the third round of the newly entitled TUDOR United SportsCar Champion...

AUG
19

Ticket Renewals Begin; New Logo Unveiled
Posted August 19th, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 19, 2013) – Grand Prix Association of Long Beach officials unveiled a new-look logo for the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 11-13, 2014, in conjunction with the start of its ticket renewal period. From Mon...

APR
22

Sofronas, Aschenbach Win World Challenge Race
Posted April 22nd, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 21, 2013) – James Sofronas, of Villa Park, Calif., scored an overall and class win in his “hometown” race, taking Round Three of the Pirelli World Challenge at Long Beach Presented by KIA. Lawson Aschenbach, ...

APR
21

Munoz Captures Firestone Indy Lights Race
Posted April 21st, 2013
Polesitter Carlos Munoz led from flag-to-flag to win the Firestone Indy Lights race at Sunday’s 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The win was Munoz’ second this year – he also took the checkered flag at Alabama &nd...

APR
21

Sato Claims First IndyCar Win at Long Beach
Posted April 21st, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 21, 2013) - Takuma Sato became the first driver from Japan to win an Indy car race, prevailing in the 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. He was also the first Japanese driver to win at Long Beach, and the first ...

APR
20

Rutledge Wood Wins Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race!
Posted April 20th, 2013
Last Year’s Victor Adam Carolla Triumphs in the Professional Category LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 20, 2013) — History Channel series “Top Gear USA” and Fox Sports/SPEED racing commentator Rutledge Wood won the 2013 T...

APR
20

Graf, Luhr Win Third Straight at Long Beach!
Posted April 20th, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr won for the third straight year at Long Beach as Muscle Milk Pickett Racing cruised to its first victory of the season in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Saturday. G...

APR
20

Powers Wins First-Ever Night Race at Long Beach
Posted April 20th, 2013
Matt Powers won the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge on Saturday, the first-ever night race in the history of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Powers and his Fatlace/Nitto Tire Nissan S14 outdueled Michael Essa (GSR Autosport/Yokohama T...

MAR
4

Paul Tracy, Adrian Fernandez To Motorsports Walk of Fame
Posted March 4th, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 4, 2013) -- Two of the most popular drivers to ever turn a wheel at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – Paul Tracy and Adrian Fernandez – will be inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame on Thur...

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