Comedy Legend and Long Beach Local Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias to Serve as Grand Marshal of Acura Grand Prix

Long Beach, Calif. (April 4, 2024) – The upcoming Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is set to add a comedic twist to the racing fervor as actor and comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias steps into the role of Grand Marshal for the featured NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on Sunday, April 21.

Gabriel Iglesias with his dogs (L-R) Vinnie and Risa in 2019 sent in by:

Iglesias, renowned for his stand-up comedy performances and roles in feature films, will kick off the race by delivering the iconic command, “Drivers, start your engines!” just before the scheduled 12:45 p.m. PT start time.

With a global following, Iglesias has solidified his place as one of America’s most successful comedians, boasting sold-out concerts worldwide and a significant presence on social media platforms.

Recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the “Top 40 Comedy Players,” Iglesias has shared the stage with comedy legends like Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock.

Having headlined prestigious venues including Madison Square Garden and Dodger Stadium, Iglesias continues to captivate audiences with his animated storytelling and unique comedy style, which draws inspiration from his upbringing in Long Beach.

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, a highlight on the racing calendar, will feature not only the NTT INDYCAR SERIES but also the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The weekend’s events include the Super Drift Challenge, doubleheader action from Robby Gordon’s SPEED/UTV Stadium Super Trucks, and the GT America Powered by AWS and Historic Indy Car Challenge.

Ticket prices for Sunday start at $87 for General Admission, with options for reserved seating and various hospitality packages. As part of a longstanding tradition, children aged 12 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult.

Fans eager to secure their seats can purchase tickets, parking, and paddock passes online at or by calling the toll-free ticket hotline at (888) 827-7333. Don’t miss out on the electrifying atmosphere of the 2024 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, where racing meets comedy in an unforgettable spectacle.