Can Alexander Rossi become a three time Long Beach winner today?
Sunday, April 10, 2022- All Times Pacific
7:30 AM Spectator Gates Open
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM INDYCAR Warm Up-Peacock
10:45 AM – 11:05 AM Historic IMSA GTP Challenge Race #2
11:10 AM – 11:20 AM Acura NSX Hot Laps
11:25 AM – 11:40 AM Mothers Exotic Car Parade
11:45 AM INDYCAR Pre Race
NOON- NBC coverage begins
12:05 PM INDYCARS to Grid
12:29 PM “Drivers To Your Cars”
12:38 PM “Drivers Start Your Engines
12:45 PM – 3:00 PM ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH (Race #3 of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series – 85 Laps) NBC; Post race show on Peacock to follow
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Stadium SUPER Trucks Race #2
4:20 PM – 5:00 PM Porsche Carrera Cup Race #2
Good morning from Long Beach. The weather looks perfect for racing.
Temperature should be 61 degrees for the morning warmup and 65 degrees at the green flag. Cool conditions make for great racing, right?
Race organizers expect a very large crowd today. Yesterday’s attendance was substantial.
The first four starting spots represent four different teams. The race will come down to strategy, depending on how many caution periods occur. I do not expect a caution free race.
Jimmie Johnson still plans to drive today. We’ll see what happens after the warmup.
Bourdais, Ganassi Win IMSA Race
Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van Der Zende won yesterday’s IMSA race in a Chip Ganassi Racing. Cadillac prototype. Bourdais started on the pole, but 30 minutes into the race he went wide trying to pass a GT car exiting the hairpin. The incident put the team last in class, but they came back to win the event.
LBGP- A Community Event
I said since my first trip to Long Beach that one of the reaLBGP- A Community Eventsons this race id the premier street race is the amount of community buy-in. I was reminded of this yesterday.
I decided to try a new place for breakfast. The dry erase board at the door said race crew members can get certain drinks for $1. It is the little things like this that make a street race a success.
Enjoy the race. I will have a brief report after the warmup, and race story will be out very late tonight in the East, possibly not until tomorrow morning.