• Partnership with NTT INDYCAR® SERIES event began in 2014 and will continue through 2023.
  • Firestone is now presenting sponsor of the 2020 season finale and the 2021 season opener in unique wrap-around St. Pete doubleheader.
  • The brand has deep roots in the Tampa/St. Pete area that date back to 1933.

 

NASHVILLE (October 23, 2020) – Bridgestone Americas, Inc. today announced a three-year extension for the Firestone brand’s title sponsorship of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The new agreement continues a partnership that began in 2014 and maintains Firestone’s naming rights on the NTT INDYCAR® SERIES event through the 2023 season. 

Bullard Stars in the Ring as WWE Superstar “Titus O’Neil” on Monday Night Raw!

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 23, 2020) – Thaddeus Bullard, professionally known as WWE Superstar “Titus O’Neil”, will serve as grand marshal of this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the season finale event for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

Before the green flag waves at 2:32 p.m. ET on Sunday, Bullard, the Tampa, Fla. resident, will give the command for INDYCAR drivers to start their engines. He will also participate in pre-race ceremonies.

NTT INDYCAR SERIES Championship Will Be Decided on the Streets of St. Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 14, 2020) – The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will release a limited number of general admission tickets for sale today (October 14) at 2 p.m. ET. Fans should visit gpstpete.com to order tickets. Ticket purchasers needing assistance over the phone can call 1-888-476-4479.

The event was postponed from its original March weekend and is rescheduled to October 23-25, 2020. The picturesque 1.8-mile, 14-turn downtown, waterfront circuit is now the site of the season finale for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with a championship on the line between two drivers, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon and Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden. 

INDYCAR Season Finale Will Require Fans to Follow

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols Including the Wearing of Facial Coverings

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 1, 2020) – Officials from the City of St. Petersburg and Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC (GSSP) announced today that the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, rescheduled to October 23-25, will be open to spectators. The event was postponed from its original March date due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

At today’s City of St. Petersburg City Council Meeting, Mayor Rick Kriseman with the support of City Council approved GSSP’s plans to operate the event with 20,000 spectators under specific health and safety protocols. Fans should visit gpstpete.com/covid19 for more information on these essential protocols. 

Event Will Serve as the 2020 INDYCAR Finale

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 13, 2020) – The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg has been rescheduled to October 23-25, 2020, officials from the City of St. Petersburg, Green Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC (GSSP) and INDYCAR confirmed today. The event will now feature the crowning of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion on Sunday, Oct. 25 since the original March 13th-15th weekend was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The City of St. Petersburg stands ready to welcome back the fans of INDYCAR, drivers, teams, and sponsors in October,” said City of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. “I want to thank our partners at Green Savoree Racing Promotions for believing in this race and giving the residents of the Sunshine City something to look forward to. I am confident that the race will occur in a manner that puts public health at the forefront."

Locally Based St. Petersburg Company Is Named the Official Car Wash

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 4, 2020) – Woodie’s Wash Shack (www.woodieswash.com), a national express car wash, is now the official car wash of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to be held next weekend, March 13-15. Woodie’s has recently opened its first location on 66th St. in Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, Fla., and will open another eight locations throughout the Tampa Bay area in 2020. It also has two locations under construction in Memphis, Tenn.

Frontier is Bringing Blazing-fast Speeds and High-quality Television to the Tampa Bay Region

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 26, 2020) – Frontier Communications is the official TV and internet provider of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, to be held March 13-15. This will be Frontier’s third year partnering with the annual motorsports event.  

“We are thrilled to partner with the Firestone Grand Prix for a third year,” said Melanie Williams, Frontier’s Senior Vice President of Operations, South Region. “The Frontier team is delighted to be a part of an exciting event in our Tampa Bay community, that aligns perfectly with the speed, and reliability that our FiOS by Frontier fiber optic broadband offers.”  

Gates Open in 43 Days for 16th Annual Event

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 29, 2020) – Single Day Grandstand and General Admission tickets to the 2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg go on sale tomorrow (January 30) at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets are available online at gpstpete.com or by calling 888-476-4479. 

In 43 days, the spectator gates will open for the event set for March 13-15. Race cars will speed down Bay Shore Dr., onto the runways of Albert Whitted Airport, and alongside the waterfront and downtown skyline for the 16th consecutive year. Festival-goers can get exclusive pre-sale access now to Single Day tickets by joining the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg E-Club today.