The Marshall Pruett Podcast

MP 799: Catching Up With Chris Pook

April 16, 2020

Chris Pook, founder of the Long Beach Grand Prix, pays a visit for an episode of Catching Up With to discuss his new heavyweight book, 'Chris Pook & The History Of The Toyota GP Of Long Beach' written by Gordon Kirby, and available at www.racermerch.com, to discuss his origins, the efforts to launch the race in 1975 with the help of Dan Gurney, choosing F5000 as the first series for the event, the acquisition and loss of Formula 1 at Long Beach, and the rise of CART and IndyCar's biggest stars in the 1980s and 1990s on the world-famous street circuit.

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