O’Reilly Auto Parts has joined the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach family of sponsors in a multi-year deal, officials from both organizations announced today.
Founded in 1957, O’Reilly Automotive Inc. is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories in the United States, serving both professional service providers and do-it-yourself customers. The company currently operates 5,660 stores in 47 U.S. states and 22 stores in Mexico.
As an Associate Sponsor, O’Reilly will receive visibility with racetrack signage as well as sponsorship of the iconic pedestrian bridge in Turn 2 of the world-famous, 11-turn Acura Grand Prix course. In addition, Turn 2 – located at the picturesque Dolphin Fountain – will be named the “O’Reilly Turn.”
“We are very pleased to partner with the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach,” said Hugo Sanchez, Vice President of Marketing Advertising for O’Reilly Auto Parts. “The Long Beach street course offers excitement at every turn and we’re proud to be part of the race.”
“We are delighted to welcome O’Reilly Auto Parts to our Grand Prix family of sponsors this year,” said Grand Prix Association of Long Beach President & CEO Jim Michaelian. “They represent a first-class organization that has a tremendous presence throughout the Southern California market.”
The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be headlined by the season finale of the 2021 NTT INDYCAR® SERIES, as well as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In addition, the weekend will include the Super Drift Challenge under the lights on Friday and Saturday nights; SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks, and the new-for-2021 Historic Formula Atlantic Challenge and Global Time Attack events.
Fans can select and pay for their Grand Prix seats, parking and paddock passes online at gplb.com or by calling the toll-free ticket hotline, (888) 827-7333. Also featured on gplb.com is the latest Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach news and racetrack information, photos and ongoing announcements of special race week activities.
Ticket prices range from $34 for a Friday General Admission ticket to $155 for a three-day ticket that includes Sat./Sun. reserved seating in grandstand upper levels. Pre-paid parking packages are also available, along with handicapped seating, NTT INDYCAR SERIES Paddock passes, Super Photo tickets and a wide variety of hospitality packages.