ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., February 4, 2016 – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg announces the renewal of its partnership with Chevrolet and Cadillac for 2016, granting Chevrolet trucks and Cadillac cars the title of official vehicles for the upcoming event, March 11-13.

In addition to providing vehicles, Chevrolet and Cadillac will have onsite exhibits showcasing cars and trucks from its 2016 vehicle lineups. Race fans will also have the opportunity to meet Verizon IndyCar Series and Pirelli World Challenge drivers who race for Team Chevy and Cadillac Racing at the displays throughout the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend.

"Chevrolet and Cadillac continue to be a valuable and integral part of the event," said Kim Green, Owner, Chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "We are delighted to welcome the brands back for the third consecutive year and look forward to another successful collaboration, working together to make each year more memorable than the last."

The 2016 season marks the fifth year that Chevrolet has competed in the Verizon IndyCar Series with the Chevy twin turbo Indy V6 engine. The Bowtie Brand has won the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg the past four years, with Chevy-powered wins in 2012 with Helio Castroneves, 2013 with James Hinchcliffe, 2014 with Will Power and 2015 with Juan Pablo Montoya.

"We are proud to continue our partnership with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg," said Jeff Chew, Manager Strategic Planning and Operations for Chevrolet Racing. "St. Petersburg offers an exciting platform to kick off the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season for Team Chevy. The event is geared to give fans the ultimate experience throughout the weekend. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Chevrolet Racing Display."

Cadillac Racing has enjoyed a strong presence at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg both on and off the track.

"The multiple championships won by Cadillac Racing in Pirelli World Challenge demonstrate the focus of our engineering efforts, and the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a top-shelf opportunity to showcase those efforts and engage with our fans," said Uwe Ellinghaus, Chief Marketing Officer for Cadillac.

Tickets to the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at or by phone at 877-725-8849.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.8 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

About Cadillac
Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. Today Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring dramatic design and technology. More information on Cadillac appears at Cadillac's media website with information, images and video can be found at

About the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Now in its 12th 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 owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions.

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

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