2013 Long Beach winner Takuma Sato will look to repeat this weekend.
Good morning, everyone. Brian Carroccio here filling in for AR1 President Mark Cipolloni. Mark C. is currently en route to Long Beach, where I will be joining him tomorrow.
Below, we have the weekend schedule for the 40th running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. As usual, Long Beach has a jam packed schedule of racing for the weekend. The Verizon IndyCar Series will take to the track for their first practice session at 10 a.m. PT.
Weekend schedule below.
2014 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Schedule of Events
Friday, April 11
7:00 a.m. Gates open 7:40 a.m. TUDOR United SportsCar Championship practice 8:00 a.m. Lifestyle Expo opens 10:00 a.m. INDYCAR practice 11:30 a.m. Pro/Celebrity Race practice 12:15 p.m. Indy Lights practice 2:00 p.m. INDYCAR practice 3:00 p.m. Pro/Celebrity qualifying 4:00 p.m. INDYCAR All-Driver Autograph Session in INDYCAR Paddock (open to all spectators) 4:00 p.m. Pirelli World Challenge practice 5:00 p.m. TUDOR Championship qualifying 6:00 p.m. Lifestyle Expo closes 6:45 p.m. Tecate Light Fiesta Friday Concert on Concert Stage Starring Kinky 7:00 p.m. Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge practice (Turns 9-10-11) 7:45 p.m. Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge qualifying 9:00 p.m. End of day's activities
Saturday, April 12
7:00 a.m. Gates open 7:45 a.m. Indy Lights practice 8:00 a.m. Lifestyle Expo opens 10:00 a.m. INDYCAR practice 11:00 a.m. Indy Lights practice 11:00 a.m. Autograph session with racing legend Mario Andretti (Promenade Atrium - 45 minutes) 12:00 p.m. Pro/Celebrity Race (10 laps) 1:15 p.m. INDYCAR qualifying and Firestone Fast Six 2:40 p.m. TUDOR Championship Pre-Race Ceremonies 3:05 p.m. Tequila Patr¢n Sports Car Showcase featuring the TUDOR Championship (100 minutes) 5:15 p.m. Pirelli World Challenge qualifying 6:00 p.m. Lifestyle Expo closes 6:45 p.m. Saturday Rock-N-Roar Concert on Concert Stage Starring Paul Rodgers of Bad Company 7:00 p.m. Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge Finals (Turns 9-10-11) 9:00 p.m. End of day's activities
Sunday, April 13
7:00 a.m. Gates open 7:20 a.m. SPEED Energy Stadium Super Truck practice and qualifying 8:00 a.m. Lifestyle Expo opens 8:00 a.m. Pirelli World Challenge warm-up 9:00 a.m. INDYCAR warm-up 9:45 a.m. Indy Lights Pre-Race Ceremonies 10:15 a.m. Indy Lights Race (1 hour) 10:30 a.m. Autograph session with racing legends Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney and Al Unser Jr. (Promenade Atrium - 45 minutes) 11:30 a.m. Mothers Exotic Car Parade 12:00 p.m. SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks Race 12:30 p.m. INDYCAR Pre-Race Ceremonies 1:43 p.m. "Drivers, Start Your Engines!" 1:50 p.m. Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach INDYCAR Race (80 laps) 3:55 p.m. Formula DRIFT demonstration 4:30 p.m. Pirelli World Challenge Race (1 hour) 5:30 p.m. Lifestyle Expo Closes 5:30 p.m. End of day's activities
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