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2014 race winner and reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power addresses media at a photo opportunity

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, February 24, 2015 – In just 31 days the green flag will fly for the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and today event organizers marked the beginning of construction of the picturesque waterfront street course. For a fifth consecutive year, the event will serve as the season-opening race for the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Mazda Road to Indy.

What does it take the build a race track?
The famous Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg track is assembled by some 250 construction workers and takes nearly 35 days to build – a process that becomes more efficient each year. More than 20,000 feet of steel-reinforced concrete blocks, 44,000 feet of chain-link fencing and over 12,000 tires are used in the construction of the street course. The track also features a front straight that is 2,350 feet long, six racecar paddocks and eight grandstands for spectators.

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The 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes place March 27-29. Tickets to the event are available now at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849.

About the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Now in its 11th year, 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. The event is organized and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions.

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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416-341-9929 ext. 227 (office)
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