STREETS OF LONG BEACH, CA
April 21, 2013 on NBC Sports Network
Grand Prix of Long Beach Race
Coverage on AmericaJR.com
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Field Announced!
red carpet and race cars are ready as Toyota announced
today the participants from film, television, music,
sports and the military who will compete for checkered
flag glory in the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
The 37th annual charity race will take place April
20 on the 1.97-mile street course in downtown Long
Beach, Calif., as part of the 39th Toyota Grand
Prix of Long Beach. The field of racers will navigate
the new 210-horsepower Scion FR-S race vehicles
through high speed turns to benefit “Racing
for Kids,” a national fundraising program
supporting children’s hospitals throughout
the United States.
Moenia to perform at Tecate Light Fiesta Friday
the 12th consecutive year as the “Official
Malt Beverage Sponsor” of the Toyota Grand
Prix of Long Beach, Tecate Light invites racing
fans 21 and older in Southern California to cross
the finish line with carácter during one
of the biggest racing weekends set for April 19-21.
The cerveza brand will enhance their experience
with live performances by Latin techno-pop group
Moenia and Mexican rock phenomenon Moderatto,
the Miss Tecate Light Toyota Grand Prix of Long
Beach competition, sweepstakes for a chance to
win a VIP racing experience, discounts at retail
and much more.
of Honor Winner Dakota Meyer to be Sunday Grand
of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer will serve as Grand
Marshal for the 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of
Long Beach on Sunday, April 21, saying the most
famous words in auto racing – “Drivers,
start your engines!” – just prior to
the start of the featured IZOD IndyCar Series race.
Meyer is a U.S. Marine who received the Medal of
Honor for his 2009 actions in Afghanistan. He also
will drive in Saturday’s Toyota Pro/Celebrity
Race, one of seven racing events set to run during
the famous Long Beach, Calif. weekend. Since receiving
the Medal of Honor, Meyer wrote Into the Fire:
A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle
in the Afghan War and fundraises with the Marine
Corps Scholarship Foundation.
Friday Practice Sessions @ The Toyota Grand Prix
of Long Beach
Kelly Rosales was LIVE on the Streets of Long Beach
for the Friday practice sessions for the IZOD IndyCar
Series and the American Le Mans Series. You'll see
drivers Charlie Kimball (No. 83), Tristan Nunez
(No. 18), Nick Heidfeld (No. 12), Michael Avanatti
(No. 10), Bill Sweedler (No. 23), Nelson Canache
Jr. (No. 45), Dirk Müller (No. 56), Oliver
Gavin (No. 4), Bryce Miller (No. 48), Chris Dyson
(No. 16) and Patrick Dempsey (No. 27). You'll also
see fans walking along the food and beverage concourse
and a bird's eye view of the race course.
BEACH 100: Munoz cruises to victory, takes series
Munoz won the Long Beach 100 almost by default.
The pole sitter would have preferred competition
over the scheduled 45 laps on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn
temporary street circuit, but an incident seconds
after taking the green eliminated the cars of Jack
Hawsworth, Zach Veach and Peter Dempsey -- the second
through fourth starters. Eleven laps later, Juan
Pablo Garcia and Mikael Grenier dropped out because
of spins and contact. That left Gabby Chaves and
Sage Karam to challenge the 21-year-old Colombian
over the remaining laps, but the No. 26 Dialy-Ser
car for Andretti Autosport was too strong.
becomes 1st driver from Japan to win Toyota Grand
Prix of Long Beach
the Victory Circle celebration for Takuma Sato,
conspicuously absent and certainly missed was the
team's inspirational leader, A.J. Foyt. Foyt was
watching the NBC Sports Network's broadcast of the
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from his Texas home
as he faces midweek surgery to relieve back pain
that makes it difficult to walk, so the all-time
Indy car victory leader couldn't congratulate the
first Japanese winner of an Indy car race in person.
celebration, nonetheless, was hearty as A.J. Foyt
Racing claimed its first victory since July 7, 2002,
at Kansas Speedway with Airton Dare behind the wheel.
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