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Long Beach opens up for grand prix return, IndyCar closer

IndyCar Long Beach Returns Auto Racing
Posted at 4:26 PM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 19:26:06-04

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.