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Driver in an open-wheel, open-cockpit Champ Car

Long Beach Grand Prix {format} 6:16 Barrett Golding

The ethanol-injected Noise comes speeding down the NPR airways burning with the sounds of engines, drivers, and fans at this year’s Long Beach Grand Prix, an ocean-side street race with top pro race-car drivers from around the globe. One-hundred-and-eighty thousand aficionados around a two mile course of Fast & Loud in downtown LB -- 186mph avg and 200+ on the straightaways.

Broadcast: May 23 2008 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Sports