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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Offers Military Discounts  The 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is honoring the men and women of our armed services – active or retired – with special discount offers to the April 13-15 event.

Service personnel can call the Grand Prix ticket office toll-free at (888) 82-SPEED, ask for the “Military Promotion” and, if qualified, will receive substantial discounts on Saturday and Sunday general admission tickets.  During race weekend, military personnel can show their identification card at the box office and receive the same offer.

In addition, the Grand Prix’s souvenir program carries information about “Hire A Hero,”  featuring Panther Racing’s J. R. Hildebrand, driver of the #4 National Guard IZOD IndyCar,  about how to take advantage of the “Hire a Hero” program, started in 2006 by the Armed Forces Support Foundation to help the more than one million unemployed veterans in the U.S.   

Independently owned Toyota and Lexus dealerships are also interested in providing job opportunities to military service men and women who are currently in the process of, or who have already separated from, military service. To learn more about Toyota and Lexus dealership job opportunities, visit Toyotahireahero.com.

“The City of Long Beach has a long and storied involvement with the nation’s military,” said Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, “and the Grand Prix is proud to honor, in a small way, the sacrifices they make, and have made, for all of us.”

For more information on the “Hire A Hero” program, visit www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes or Twitter @hiringourheroes.

Tickets for the 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, featuring six races including the third round of the IZOD IndyCar Series, are available now at gplb.com. Fans can select their seats, parking and paddock passes there or by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 82-SPEED.  Also featured on gplb.com is the latest Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach news, a downloadable ticket brochure and racetrack information, photos and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.

Ticket prices range from $26 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $130 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels.  A wide variety of Hospitality Club packages are also available, including the exciting Vista Club – featuring a nearly 360-degree view of the race circuit – located high atop the Hyatt Regency Long Beach.

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