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ST. PETERSBURG, FL, March 27, 2014 – Organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg announced today that the 2015 event will be held March 27-29, 2015.

The announcement was made before officials from the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, INDYCAR and Firestone, along with series drivers, event sponsors and VIPs at its annual Green Flag Luncheon, presented by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, which marks the start of the 2014 event.

"We are very pleased to announce our 2015 event dates this early," said Tim Ramsberger, President of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "Announcing our dates a year in advance will allow our patrons, local businesses, events and the community to plan ahead, and will better facilitate future planning for those interested participating in or around the event."

"The City of St. Petersburg is excited to welcome back the Firestone Grand Prix for 2015," said Mayor Rick Kriseman, City of St. Petersburg. "Announcing the dates today lets us begin working with our local businesses, destinations, and neighbors, as well as our great partners in the St. Petersburg Chamber, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, and many others to make next year's event even better. I know that race fans, like me, will look forward to March 27-29 of 2015 with great anticipation."

"We are proud to be a part of this announcement with our partners in St. Petersburg," said Lisa Boggs, Director, Bridgestone Americas Motorsports. "We look forward to building on the tradition of this event with the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg."

"The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has become an important staple of the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and we're happy to announce our 2015 dates so far in advance of the event," said Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Company, parent company of INDYCAR. "INDYCAR is thankful for the support from Firestone, the City of St. Petersburg, the race promoters and their respective staffs for continuing to make this event a success. We have established a strong history in St. Pete of thrilling racing and entertaining events and we look forward to that continuing into the future."

Tickets to the 2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are still available at www.gpstpete.com, by phone at 1-877-283-5385 or on-site at the gate. Tickets for the 2015 event will go on sale this fall.

About the Firestone Grand Prix Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit that includes a combination of adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlook the Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina.

To learn more about the event, visit gpstpete.com, 'like' its Facebook page at facebook.com/GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE #FirestoneGP.

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