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2/13/2020 Member News

Track build kickoff is Tuesday (Feb. 18) for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Photo, video and interviews opportunity available with civic leaders, athletes and race operators












2020 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg track construction begins.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

10:30 a.m. ET

On Dan Wheldon Way between Turns 10 and 11 (near Albert Whitted Park). Parking is available nearby.

The 16th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is coming up on March 13-15. This is the official launch of the track build project of the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary circuit. An array of drivers will be on hand representing virtually every series racing during the weekend. They will also be available for one-on-one interviews.

Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor, City of St. Petersburg

Kim Green, Co-owner, Chairman & CEO, Firestone G.P.

Kevin Savoree, Co-owner, President & COO, Firestone G.P.

Oliver Askew, NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver

Ryan Hunter-Reay, NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver

Kyle Kirkwood, Road to Indy Series Indy Lights driver

Jason Bell, SRO Motorsports Group America driver

Victor Gonzalez, SRO Motorsports Group America driver

Tom Kerr, IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA driver

If possible, please RSVP via email to Steve Bidlack at

Deadline to submit credentials for the March 13th-15th event is Friday, February 21

. CLICK HERE to access the online application form


The 16th 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 10th 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 St. Petersburg, LLC, whose affiliates also promote three additional IndyCar races, Honda Indy Toronto (July 10-12, 2020), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (August 14-16, 2020) and Grand Prix of Portland (September 4-6, 2020).