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Race Car Drivers, Celebrities Go Head-To-Head In Long Beach

Apr 15, 2014
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Over the weekend, downtown Long Beach quite literally became a racetrack.

The Long Beach Grand Prix, which celebrated its 40th race since 1977, took over the streets of the southern California city.

Though the IndyCar race headlined the three-day event, racing fans were also treated to a number of other events, including the Tudor United SportsCar Championship race and the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, which pits professional race car drivers against celebrities in modified Scion sports cars.

While England’s Mike Conway took home the checkered flag in Sunday's IndyCar race, celebrity aficionados, and MTV fans will be happy to hear that “Awkward"'s Brett Davern outdrove celebrities such as Adrien Brody and professional race car drivers such as Al Unser Jr. to win the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.

Check out some photos from the event:

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    Scott Dixon placed 12th in Long Beach, Calif., over the weekend.
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    Ryan Hunter-Reay, in car No. 28, finished 20th in this weekend's race in Long Beach, Calif.
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    Tony Kanaan drives around a turn during practice for the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach auto race in Long Beach, Calif.
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    Simon Pagenaud drives through a turn in the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach auto race in Long Beach, Calif.
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    Jack Hawksworth, right, and Mike Conway, left, race during the practice for the IndyCar series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
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    Helio Castroneves races during the practice for the IndyCar series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
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    Mike Conway, in the No. 20 car, leads a pack of cars during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Conway went on to win the race.
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    Mike Conway celebrates after winning in Long Beach, Calif.
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    Actress Vanessa Marcil arrives at press day for the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
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    Actor Phil Keoghan leads actor Colin Egglesfield during the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
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    Actor Adrien Brody attends the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
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    Cars race on Shoreline Drive in Long Beach, Calif.
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    The Ford race car of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas placed first in the Tudor United SportsCar race in Long Beach, Calif.
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    The winning Ford leads a group of race cars during Tudor United SportsCar race in Long Beach, Calif.
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