Mar 10, 2016 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.

Firestone Enters into Multi-Year Sponsorship Extension with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Firestone Grand Prix
Lisa Boggs, director of Bridgestone Americas Motorsports

The Firestone Grand Prix is a marquee weekend on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and the perfect venue to kickoff the season.

Lisa Boggs, director of Bridgestone Americas Motorsports

Organizers for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are pleased to announce that Firestone, the Official Tire of the Verizon IndyCar® Series, has entered into a multi-year extension, reaffirming the tire brand as title sponsor of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Firestone first began its naming rights agreement with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2014.

"Firestone has been a valued and key sponsor for many years, and together we have been able to bring this event to new heights, " said Kim Green, owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "They are a fundamental part of the race weekend and we are thrilled to continue our partnership and growing the event with their support."

Firestone, whose involvement in motorsports dates back more than a century, also serves as the Official Tire of the Indianapolis 500® Mile Race, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and the Grand Prix of Boston, as well as the title sponsor of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

“Everyone at Firestone is proud to continue our sponsorship of this outstanding event,” said Lisa Boggs, director of Bridgestone Americas Motorsports. “The Firestone Grand Prix is a marquee weekend on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and the perfect venue to kickoff the season. The dedication of the Green Savoree team and the support of the St. Petersburg community are second-to-none, and we are honored to continue this partnership.”

The 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg runs March 11-13 and is the first race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season. Tickets to the event are on sale now at www.gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849.