LONG BEACH, Calif. (KERO) — The Grand Prix of Long Beach returns to the IndyCar schedule after a one-year pause during the pandemic.
The event is a crown jewel in both motorsports and street festivals that began in 1975.
This year's return is as the IndyCar season-ending championship race and the crowd will be treated to a changing of the guard in the series.
IndyCar will have its first champion from a Spanish-speaking country since 1999 at the end of Sunday's race.
The three-day festival requires either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test under California rules.
Masks are required.