Long-time Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach sponsor King Taco will grow their partnership with Harding Steinbrenner Racing this weekend. The Mexican fast food company will serve as primary sponsor of Valencia, native Colton Herta’s #88 Honda-powered Indy car on the 1.968-mile temporary street course around the Long Beach Convention Center. King Taco is a current season-long associate sponsor of the Harding Steinbrenner #88.
“Super happy to have king taco on board for Long Beach as a primary sponsor for the #88 Indy car," said Colton Herta. “King Taco has always supported the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and INDYCAR as a whole. Their tacos are amazing, and being from Los Angeles…I know what a street taco should taste like!"
“It is very exciting to welcome another sponsor to the Harding Steinbrenner team for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach," said Mike Harding. “Let's bring the #88 King Taco car to victory lane so we can celebrate with victory tacos!"
“Delighted to have King Taco as the team’s primary sponsor for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach," said George Michael Steinbrenner. "They are a Long Beach staple and I feel so proud to have them on board. Hoping to bring home a good result on Sunday."
A Herta family tradition is to enjoy “victory tacos" after a race win, but King Taco is taking the victory taco celebration further. If Colton Herta wins the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, anyone who attended the race can enjoy a free taco. All fans bring their ticket stub into any participating King Taco location in Southern California and present it at the time of ordering to receive a free “Victory Taco" until April 30, 2019.
Opening practice begins Friday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Live coverage from Barber Motorsports Park can be found on the NBC Gold App and continues through each practice and qualifying session of the race weekend. Race day coverage will be live on the NBC Sports Network at 4:00 p.m. ET.