Celebrities seek advice from Servia at Long Beach

Oriol Servia was a popular figure during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach's annual Pro-Celebrity Race Media Day.

The Panther/DRR driver wasn't in high-demand for his celebrity, though. He was wanted for his expert advice.

"It's always exciting to promote Long Beach," Servia said. " It's been such a big race forever and such a big part of my career. I started here in Indy Lights in 1998 and every year the event gets better. I'm always happy to be part of it and especially on a day like today when you have all the celebrities here."

Servia gave some tips to Adam Carolla, the defending race winner, who will be one of four pro drivers competing in the Toyota Pro Celebrity Race on the 1.968-mile street course on April 20.

This year, Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo sought advice from Servia, who has a best finish of second (2007, advancing 12 positions).

"It's good when the sport reaches outside from our normal fans and characters," Servia said. "It's always cool to see which celebs get better through practice."

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