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Frontier Communications Returns as an Official Partner of Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 21, 2019) – Frontier Communications returns for the second consecutive year as the Official TV and Internet provider of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, set for March 8th-10th on the temporary 1.8-mile, 14-turn scenic waterfront circuit.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Firestone Grand Prix for a second year,” said Melanie Williams, Frontier’s Senior Vice President of Operations, South Region. “The Grand Prix’s commitment to speed, precision and results really resonates with everyone at Frontier. Each day, our team works hard to provide customers with the fastest two-way speeds and service, so they can connect to the things that matter to them.”  

Frontier Communications offers home and business telecommunications solutions including video, advanced voice and high-speed internet over the only widely-available, 100 percent fiber-optic network in the region. It also offers device security, identity protection, and digital support services. Frontier is a major employer in Florida, with approximately 3,000 team members. Interested telecommunications professionals can learn more about Frontier career opportunities online at Tampa is the company’s South Region headquarters, and it is committed to partnering with local events like the Firestone Grand Prix in support of the Tampa Bay community.

“Frontier Communications is a perfect collaborator for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which owns and operates the 15th annual downtown race. “Both our teams offer speed, excitement and entertainment to customers. We’re excited to have them back as a partner and look forward to Frontier being involved for many years to come.”

Employees of Frontier can purchase 3-Day General Admission and 3-Day Grandstand tickets at a discount as well as a $5 savings on registrations to the Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track.

Frontier provides marketing support and cross-channel promotions to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Frontier will garner highly visible brand exposure through trackside and spectator signage and onsite activation opportunities during the race weekend, and enjoy client entertainment opportunities including premium onsite experiences, weekend tickets and all-access passes.

Frontier is also offering lucky race fans the chance to win a luxury, VIP Hospitality Suite Experience for the races and hundreds of other ticket prizes by entering the Frontier Fast sweepstakes. Entries must be submitted by February 28th at Also, during the race weekend, spectators will be able to meet with Frontier representatives for chances to win fun prizes.

Tickets to the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at or by phone at 888-476-4479. Registrations are open for the 7th Annual Modern Business Associates 5K Run on the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Track benefiting the Police Athletic League set for March 8, 2019, at



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The 15th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a race event held during Florida’s spring break season each March. As the NTT IndyCar Series’ season-opening race for the ninth consecutive year, St. Pete is a destination city hosting this annual motorsports tradition and offering a festival atmosphere with its downtown location. The temporary circuit is a 1.8-mile, 14-turn configuration using the streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlooks the waterfront of Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes three additional IndyCar races, Honda Indy Toronto (July 12-14, 2019), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 26-28, 2019) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 30-September 1, 2019). 

For more information, visit, ‘like’ its Facebook page at @GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE and Instagram @GPSTPETE using #FirestoneGP.

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