CHAMPCAR/CART: Grand Marshals will be U.S. Military

Nation's Armed Services representatives to serve as Grand Marshals for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2003) - In recognition of their efforts at home and around the world, representatives of each branch of ...

Nation's Armed Services representatives to serve as Grand Marshals for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2003) - In recognition of their efforts at home and around the world, representatives of each branch of the nation's armed services will serve as Grand Marshals for this weekend's 29th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

"I'm sure that all race attendees this weekend will welcome the opportunity to salute the joint services in recognition of the heroic efforts of our military forces over the past few weeks," said Jim Michaelian, President and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach.

"Their presence here is a strong reminder of the commitment that has been made by so many in the defense of our country."

The Grand Marshals will give the time-honored command, "Gentlemen, start your engines" to the 19 starters in during pre-race ceremonies for Sunday's 1 p.m. (PT) Champ Car World Series race. The race will be televised live on SPEED Channel.

The 29th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place April 11-13 on a 1.97-mile, 11-turn temporary race circuit through the downtown streets of Long Beach, Calif. For tickets or race information, call (888) 82-SPEED, or visit the official race Web site at www.longbeachgp.com.

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The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is owned and operated by Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, Inc., a subsidiary of Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:DVD). Dover Motorsports, Inc. (www.dovermotorsportsinc.com), operates Dover International Speedway, conducting two NASCAR race weekends per year in Dover, Del. The company also owns and operates Nashville Superspeedway in Nashville, Tenn.; Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis Motorsports Park in Memphis, Tenn., and organizes and promotes the Shell Grand Prix of Denver and Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

-TGPLB-

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