The Setup: Long Beach with Chris Simmons

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is heading to the West Coast for the third round of the 2023 season with this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Chris Simmons: It’s our first big trip of the year, so it’s not really different than any other street course race, but the history of Long Beach and the track layout has some unique features, for sure. Even with a long straight like we have at Long Beach, passing is not easy. Long Beach, particularly being right on the coast, is very affected by that. That tire was a little bit different at St. Pete than what we had last year. Now, we at least get to do a little bit of practice on it and get a bit of a taste of what we have coming and what the grip difference is between the standard tire and the guayule tire.

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