Andretti Autosport Chief Operating Officer Rob Edwards says that the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is always a highlight of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season and 2023 will be no different.
Andretti Autosport will be hoping that they can have a strong weekend after their solid weekend in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg last month.
Looking ahead to the race, Edwards said:
The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is always one of the highlights of the year – Jim Michaelian and the AGPLB put on a world-class event. This race has also been good to Andretti Autosport as a team with five wins including three of the past four and Michael winning both his first and his 42nd and final races on the streets of Long Beach. We look forward to building on the speed we showed at St. Petersburg with a little more good fortune in the race to be at the sharp end when the checkered flag falls on Sunday afternoon.”
Romain Grosjean in the No.28 DHL Honda scored a second place finish here last year and speaking ahead of the race he commented saying:
Long Beach was good to us last year and we know from St. Pete this season that we have a super fast car on street courses. I’m excited to keep the momentum going from the start of our season with the No. 28 DHL Honda and see all the fans that always have a great time in Long Beach.”
Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
It’s great to be back home in Southern California for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. I grew up coming to this race as a kid and was fortunate enough to win here in 2021. We’ve had fantastic cars here in the past and I can’t wait to see what we can do this weekend with the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda.”
Kyle Kirkwood in the No.27 AutoNation Honda is looking forward to his first Long Beach Grand Prix with Andretti Autosport.
“Long Beach is one of my favorite tracks on the calendar and it was actually my best finish last year. The Andretti Autosport team always thrives on street courses and even more so at Long Beach. It’s definitely a track I’ve been looking forward to and we’re due for some luck to turn our way after the first two events this year. Hopefully, the third time is a charm for us in the No. 27 AutoNation Honda.”
Devlin DeFrancesco in the No.29 Capstone Andretti Steinbrenner Honda is looking forward to the race this weekend saying:
Andretti Autosport has always had strong cars in Long Beach and I’m confident the same will be true this year. Our street course package is solid and we’ve had a good amount of speed in the No. 29 Capstone Andretti Steinbrenner Honda, so I’m looking forward to getting a strong finish.”