• Colton Herta ready for his home race at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach

    The 45th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is this weekend in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Valencia, CA native, Colton Herta will race in front of his home crowd in the #88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Honda-powered Indy car. The red and white colors of popular Mexican fast food company King Taco, long-time sponsors of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, will be proudly shown as the #88 charges along the 1.968-mile temporary street course.

    “As a kid, I’ve always enjoyed going to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach race,” said Colton Herta. “And now it’s awesome that I finally get to have a true home race! Long Beach has always been a key venue for the NTT IndyCar Series because it draws such big crowds. I’m ready to get and to build up momentum again in the #88 King Taco Indy car.”

    A Herta family tradition is to enjoy “victory tacos” after a race win, but King Taco is taking the victory taco celebration further. If Colton Herta wins the 2019 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, anyone who attended the race can enjoy a free taco. Fans can bring their ticket stub into any participating King Taco location in Southern California and present it at the time of ordering to receive a free “Victory Taco” until April 30, 2019.

    Opening practice begins Friday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m. ET. Live coverage from the streets of Long Beach can be found on the NBC Gold App and continues through each practice and qualifying session of the race weekend. Race day coverage will be live on the NBC Sports Network at 4:00 p.m. ET.