- The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be held April 14-16.
- Six types of racing will be part of the action, including INDYCAR and IMSA sports cars.
- The INDYCAR race is scheduled for Sunday noon and the IMSA race is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
A street festival atmosphere featuring INDYCAR motors, sports cars and more is coming to Long Beach this weekend.
Six different series will be part of the three-day Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, highlighting the INDYCAR race on Sunday and the IMSA WeatherTech sports car series on Saturday.
But Long Beach offers much more than the usual race weekend. Watch live coverage Saturday at noon on Telemundo Noticias California on Roku on channel 905 and on Samsung TV Plus on channel 1255.
How to watch INDYCAR at the Long Beach Grand Prix
INDYCAR practice and qualifying sessions will be broadcast live on Peacock ahead of race day on Sunday.
Last year’s winner Josef Newgarden completed the 85-lap race in 1 hour 46 minutes with an average speed of 93.977 mph, beating Romain Grosjean and Alex Palou. Other drivers to watch include six-time series champion Scott Dixon and former Long Beach winners Alexander Rossi, Colton Herta and Pato O’Ward.
A thrilling knockout-style qualifying session is scheduled for Saturday to determine grid positions for Sunday’s race and the thrilling dive into Turn 1.
Here’s how to watch all the INDYCAR sessions from Long Beach. All times are California time.
Practice 1: Peacock, 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Practice 2: Peacock, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Qualifying: Peacock, 12:05 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Warm-up: Peacock, 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Telemundo News California Special on Roku, Samsung TV Plus and Telemundo52.com 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Carrera: Peacock, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
How to watch IMSA at the Long Beach Grand Prix
Competitors in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship are due to qualify Friday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s 100-minute race on the streets of Long Beach.
Three classes of racing cars will be on track: a prototype class and two production-based GTD classes. The teams come from the season-opening 24 Hours of Daytona and the historic 12 Hours of Sebring, so it will be a sprint race with the winner largely determined by who can stay out of trouble on the city course of 1 .9 thousand.
Here is this year’s entry list, which includes eight GTP cars, five GTD Pro cars and 15 GTD cars.
So you can see:
Qualifiers: IMSA.tv, 5:18 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday
Race: USA, IMSA.tv and Peacock, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday
Check out the full weekend schedule here.
Long Beach Circuit
A ride doesn’t take long to Long Beach. The course is only 1,968 miles with 11 laps. The fastest section is along Shoreline Drive and the start/finish line. Fans in the stands can watch the cars reach top speed on the track and see what happens when the pit lane fills up.
From here, drivers brake hard at Turn 1, an overtaking opportunity before the Dolphin Fountain section and Turns 2 and 3. After navigating Turns 4 and 5, the track runs parallel to part of Shoreline Drive, an exciting viewing area on the descent to the bend. 6.
Drivers here prepare to drive down Seaside Way and enter another technical section of the track which includes a left turn at hairpin turn 11. This final section of the track is another great place to watch.