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10Long Beach rejects switch from Indy back to F1... for now

The term "grand prix" gets thrown around a lot. It typically applies to Formula One, but Indy uses it too (as does MotoGP and Formula Three). The difference (in nomenclature, anyway) is typically that while an F1 grand prix uses the host country's name, an Indy street race uses the specific location's name. Take Long Beach, for example.

25Rutledge Wood wins Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

Rutledge Wood took home the checkered flag at this year's Toyota Pro/Celebrity race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Top Gear USA presenter, Fox Sports commentator and Honda Wagovan owner managed to take pole position in qualifying, but lost his lead early in the race to Mark Steines. Steines has competed in the Pro/Celebrity race four times so far, but the Hallmark channel host of Home and Family couldn't quite hold on to the lead. Wood eventually made up the ground he had lost for the win.

33Adam Carolla wins Long Beach Grand Prix Celebrity/Pro race

Adam Carolla has thrice contested the Toyota Celebrity/Pro race held before the Long Beach Grand Prix, previously finishing third and ninth but this year taking the chequered flag in first place. After qualifying positions were set based on the last free practice times due to washout rains, Carolla started second behind Kim Coates of the F/X show Sons of Anarchy.

34Cartel Customs to showcase Scion FR-S Speedster at Long Beach

When an automaker comes out with a two-door sportscar, you know what will come next: a roadster version. But while we haven't heard anything from Toyota, its Scion division or its partner in crime Subaru on the prospect of a GT 86/FR-S/BRZ convertible, a California coachbuilder has stepped up to the plate with a concept version of its own.

17Long Beach Grand Prix 2010: Reflecting on America's Monaco

2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Grid Girls – Click above for high-res image gallery

20Long Beach Grand Prix 2010: Toyota Pro/Celebrity race never flops [Spoilers]

2010 Long Beach Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race – Click above for high-res image gallery

5Long Beach Grand Prix 2010: Lone caution makes for fast IndyCar action [Spoilers]

2010 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – Click above for huge high-res image gallery

11Patrick Dempsey to race at Long Beach... but not in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

Actor Patrick Dempsey is no stranger to racetracks, nor to the pages of Autoblog. We've run into the Gray's Anatomy star at various races and automotive events over the past few years, most recently piloting a '90s Mazda RX-792 LeMans racer in the Historics at Laguna Seca. We've even seen him run at Long Beach, although that was in their annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity race that usually features as many crashes and spins as a roller-derby match.

6Long Beach Grand Prix: Final Champ Car race gallery

Click above for huge high-res gallery of Champ Car action from Long Beach

36Long Beach Grand Prix: People Gallery

Click above for high-res gallery from this weekend's LBGP

8ALMS at Long Beach

Click above for high-res gallery of ALMS action from Long Beach

1Gallery: Long Beach GP weekend round-up

We present you with another big gallery of photos from the weekend's activities in Long Beach. Besides the Champ Cars, ALMS, and Toyota Pro/Celebrity races we've already covered, the Long Beach GP hosted Formula D, Champ Car Atlantics, and Speed World Challenge GT racing. We were there on Friday during practice and captured some images to share with all of you. Next year we hope to get an earlier start to secure some credentials so we can get access to pit lane and head-on shots along the fence

AddSpoiler Alert: 2007 Champ Car Long Beach Grand Prix

Click image for large gallery of live shots from Friday's practice

13Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race results and gallery

We're not too concerned that we'll need a spoiler alert on this one, but just in case, consider yourselves warned. The 31st installment of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race was run yesterday, and it was another smashing success. Perhaps better known for its high-profile crashes than the more deserving close racing action it usually produces, the event always manages to get the crowd on its feet along Shoreline Drive. Blending an assortment of celebrities with a few charity drivers and a couple of pr

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