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Chevrolet Returns as Official Truck of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

All-New Silverado Will Parade IndyCar Drivers in Pre-race Festivities

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 1, 2019) – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Chevrolet. Serving as the official truck for the sixth consecutive year, Chevrolet will have a strong presence on and off the track during the event, March 8-10, 2019.  For Chevrolet competing in its eighth NTT IndyCar Series season as an engine supplier, it has achieved great success winning five of the previous seven season openers on the streets of St. Petersburg.                                                                                                                     

“Our partnership with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is a key component to our NTT IndyCar Series program,” said Michael Stouffer, Chevrolet Motorsports Marketing Manager. “This event is geared to give fans the ultimate experience throughout the weekend. It provides us the opportunity to introduce the 2019 Chevrolet driver lineup, and give fans a great interactive experience that showcases our current vehicle portfolio, including the all-new Silverado and Blazer.” 

Right before the start of the season-opening NTT IndyCar Series race, a fleet of all-new Chevrolet Silverados will carry the starting grid of drivers around the track for a fan parade lap as part of pre-race ceremonies. In addition to the all-new Silverado truck, Chevrolet will showcase various vehicles from its 2019 vehicle lineup at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg with an engaging interactive display. A full schedule of appearances by Team Chevy IndyCar drivers at its display will be announced soon to race fans.

"We are proud to have Chevrolet’s continued support of this world-class event,” said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. “Chevy’s wide range of vehicle models and interactive displays provide a spectacular feature for fans attending the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg."

In IndyCar competition on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary St. Petersburg street circuit, the Chevy 2.2-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine has powered Helio Castroneves (2012), James Hinchcliffe (2013), Will Power (2014) to victories plus back-to-back wins for Juan Pablo Montoya (2015 and 2016). Including Power, winner of the 2018 Indianapolis 500, the “Bowtie Brand” will have a strong field of NTT IndyCar Series championship contenders again in 2019.

In addition to a significant brand presence of trackside and spectator signage, Chevrolet provides the official vehicles used by event staff. It also is the official pace car and safety vehicle used during the on track action.

Tickets to the 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 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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