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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach – Sunday – 10:35am – starting line-up with tire designation

Here is the starting line-up with the tire designation. The somewhat jumbled mix of drivers starting on Red and Black, make me believe there are going to be some different strategies employed. STARTING POSITION DRIVER TIRE DESIGNATION 1 Alexander Rossi Red 2 Will Power Red 3 Simon Pagenaud Red 4 Scott Dixon Red 5 Graham...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach 2018 – Sunday – 9:45am – good morning from Long Beach – warm-up notes and results

By Steve Wittich Good morning from the 1.968-mile, 11-turn Long Beach street course where the ambient temperature the skies were sunny for the third straight morning, but the air was slightly crisper then it was the previous two days. The ambient temperature was 62F when the session started, and the track temperature was 72F. When...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach 2018 – Saturday – 3:15pm – qual groups

Qualifying for the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach gets underway in 15 minutes and after two walks through the paddock to try and learn what to expect, I’m predicting that this qualifying session is going to be absolutely fascinating. Some drivers are happy with what they found (Andretti Autosport, Team Penske, and Rahal Letterman...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach 2018 – Saturday – 12:15pm – third practice session notes and timesheet

By Steve Wittich After struggling to find grip yesterday afternoon, it appears that a few teams figured out how to cure that situation. Alexander Rossi led his second straight practice session on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn Long Beach street course with a quick lap of 66.611 seconds. That was almost a full two seconds quicker than...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach 2018 – Saturday – 9:20am – good morning, a short social report and one nugget of news

Good morning from the Long Beach Media Center from deep inside the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. It appears like it will another picture perfect day at a race track. If you ever start to hear me complain about the travel or any other part of this gig, please slap me. Covering the Verizon...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach 2018 – Friday at 10:55am – first IndyCar practice notes and timesheet

By Steve Wittich Scott Dixon, with a lap of 68.411 seconds led the first practice session at the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach for the third time in the last four years. He was followed in the top five by Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Simon Pagenaud, and James Hinchcliffe. The top 15 drivers were...

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Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich For the 44th straight year the streets surrounding the harbor in the city of Long Beach, Calif. will play host to open-wheel cars. The very first Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach was held in September 1975 and was an F5000 race won by Brian Redman. The annual “Roar By The Shoar”...

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Motul Joins Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach as Official Sponsor

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 2, 2018) – Motul, the world-class engine lubricant company, has joined the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach sponsorship family as the event’s Official Motor Oil, Grand Prix Association of Long Beach officials announced today. Motul not only specializes in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants but also […]

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SMG TO SPONSOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY CONCERTS AT TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 27, 2018) – SMG, the company that manages the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, has signed on to sponsor the Fiesta Friday and Saturday night concerts at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 13-14. Friday’s concert will be entitled SMG Presents Fiesta Friday Starring Ozomatli, while Saturday’s will […]

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TOP TEN FINISH FOR SPENCER PIGOT IN HIS FIRST TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

TOP TEN FINISH FOR SPENCER PIGOT IN HIS FIRST TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH JR Hildebrand Finishes 11th Despite Final-Lap Contact; Suffers Broken Bone In Left Hand LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2017) – Race Notes  Though neither had driven on Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit in years, both Spencer Pigot and […]

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