Willy T. Ribbs has forged his way to success in professional auto racing like no other man in his chosen sport. From being the first African American to race at Indianapolis to testing Formula One cars and winning multiple IMSA GTO races, he’s also driven for or been sponsored/supported by some of the biggest names in and out of the sport - Dan Gurney, Jack Roush (via Ford Motor Company), Bill Cos

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Ferrari F1 test driver Callum Ilott was picked by Juncos Hollinger Racing to finish out the last three races of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series. He will also be driving for them full time in 2022. Ilott talked with us about how Indy cars compare to the Formula One and GT cars he’s been driving. He also compares the nuances of the Long Beach track to the streets of the Monaco Grand Prix. With essential

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Judy Kouba Dominic is Chevrolet Racing’s trackside communications representative. For over a decade Judy has been the go-to person for members of the media to get information about Chevy racing teams and drivers. She brings a fascinating background to her position and is one of the most professional, passionate, hard-working, and caring individuals you’d ever want to meet. We sat down and had a ni

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Ricardo Juncos came to the United States years ago as a go-kart mechanic. Living the American dream, he’s made it all the way to the NTT IndyCar Series as a team owner. This year Brad Hollinger came over from being a part-owner of the Williams Formula One team to join Juncos creating Juncos Hollinger Racing. Running the last three races of the 2021 season, the team will compete full time in 2022.

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Wayne Taylor was a very successful driver in his time in IMSA. He’s now one of the most successful team owners as well. Perhaps his greatest achievement is the fact that he’s raised two sons that race and win consistently. Jordan Taylor is the driver of the Chevrolet Racing Corvette IMSA GTLM car and he’s won just about everywhere he’s raced. He spent some time talking with us at the media luncheo

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 Ex Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson has had a break-out season this year winning two races. His transition to the NTT IndyCar Series has taken longer than he would have liked but he’s certainly enjoying the journey this year. Marcus took time in the “media bullpen” at the 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach to discuss that transition, the physical differences between F1 and Indy cars along

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Charlie Kimball who hails from Camarillo, California, spent some time talking about getting back into an NTT IndyCar Series race car for the first time since his heartbreaking disappointment of not qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 this year. His last street course race was October 2020 at St. Pete. How does he prepare mentally and physically for the challenge of navigating the concrete jungle a

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In part two; we looked at corner combinations and prioritizing corners. In part three, we’ll expand on that below: Many tracks feature long esses to go through. Make sure that you apex late enough on the initial turns so that you don’t get “behind” on your steering. The last thing you want to do is to back off early and lose that momentum through the rest of the corner combinations. Keep that rhyt

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner (and Formula One veteran) Takuma Sato discusses the challenges of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach circuit as well as other topics right after qualifying. Sato was not happy with a 16th place qualifying position and his Sunday morning warm-up was one position further back in 17th. However Sato’s motto, “No attack, no chance” served him well in the race as he

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Zach Veach has had an incredible professional auto racing journey. He climbed the open wheel ladder system and made it all the way to the NTT IndyCar Series. After three seasons with Andretti Autosport, Veach transitioned to the Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 GTD program in IMSA (International Motor Sports Asscociation) and is adapting well to his new “office.” In this interview he talks about his

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A four-time IndyCar Champion and former winner at Long Beach, Sebastien Bourdais was hired by AJ Foyt Racing to help get that team further up the grid for the 2021 season. Although he struggled in qualifying (listen why) and got hit on the first lap of the race to knock him down to dead last (28th), he recovered to finish in the top ten (8th)! This interview took place just after the morning warm-

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Winner of seven NASCAR Cup Championships, Jimmie Johnson “retired” from NASCAR and has embarked on an NTT IndyCar Series career with Chip Ganassi Racing. In 2021 Jimmie competed in all of the road course races and concluded his season at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – essentially his home race for the El Cajon, California native. In this interview before the race, Jimmie talks about the diff

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Indianapolis 500 winner, NTT IndyCar Series Champion, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach winner and Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame inductee - Will Power, took some time to talk about his 2021 season and the intricacies of the Long Beach circuit. He also talks about simulators and how they benefit him and his team. A surprise guest walks by for a quick “hello” during this interview. RaceSchool.com

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Who are the greatest athletes in the world? Some might argue Olympic athletes. Who are the most coached athletes in the world? Again, Olympic athletes are at or near the top. If these athletes are so great already, why do they need a coach? It’s a simple answer really. Everyone is human and as a human you can enhance your skillset and abilities in multiple ways over time – especially when you have

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James Hinchcliffe, aka the “Mayor of Hinchtown” has checked off many of the boxes of being one of the top drivers in the NTT IndyCar Series. He’s a multi-time winner and pole-sitter in addition to big performances like winning the pole for the Indianapolis 500 one year after almost losing his life in a horrific shuntthereand winning the crown jewel of street courses at the Grand Prix of Long Beach

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Known during his racing career as “High-Speed Herta,” Bryan has been just as successful off the track as a team owner in the NTT IndyCar Series winning two Indy 500s and multiple championships in sports car racing. Bryan Herta Autosport currently campaigns the factory Hyundai effort in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. He’s also the race strategist for his son Colton Herta who won both of the las

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Congratulations! You’ve just been promoted to manager. In this case, if you’re driving a race car or road car, you’re now a weight manager. Every single road car and race car have one thing in common – tire contact patches. Cars can sit still, accelerate, corner and brake. Sometimes there will be multiple combinations of the above. The only thing connecting that car to the track are the four littl

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Fresh off of his win at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Colton Herta shares his insights heading into the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. His confidence was well founded as he won the race!  {source}<iframe src="https://anchor.fm/raceschool-com/embed/episodes/RaceSchool-com-Colton-Herta-Interview-e19d743/a-a6phit2" height="102px" width="400px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe

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  The season finale started off sunny and warm for the first couple of days, but Sunday dawned cloudy, cool and stayed that way for the race. Colton Herta, fresh off his win one week ago at Laguna Seca was quickest in every practice session and the Sunday warm-up. He just missed the cut in qualifying and had to start 14th. The championship leader, Alex Palou, qualified 10th while his nex

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        For the first time ever, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will be the season finale of the NTT IndyCar Series Championship. With the prior two races happening on the West Coast in Portland and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the vast majority of teams based in Indianapolis have not been home for about 3 weeks. Will that provide an opportunity for crews or drivers to

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