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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Monday – final-final – 5,500 more words on an epic opening weekend of IndyCar and MRTI action

By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich Phew, that season opener sure gave us a lot to talk about after the race had ended. And, there were a number topics we didn’t even cover. How the UAK18 performed – well. Who were the pleasant surprises – Robert Wickens and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Who had...

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Starting line-up with Firestone tire designations

The first starting lineup of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, today’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, is confirmed with Firestone tire designations. The majority of the field will start on Firestone’s red alternate tire, while Zach Veach, Charlie Kimball and Zachary Claman DeMelo are the three drivers who will start on the primary...

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Verizon IndyCar Series Warm-Up Notes and Results

By Tony DiZinno This morning’s warm-up session from the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was more important than most, given yesterday’s abnormal qualifying session featured mixed and changing conditions. And as the final opportunity to dial in the setups and practice pit stops before the race, that added to the heightened importance. The 30-minute...

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Verizon IndyCar Series Practice 3 Notes, Results – And Some More Updates!

By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the track Saturday morning at 11:10 a.m. for the third practice session of the weekend, as the last of the series here to hit the track on Saturday. Prior to this session, all three of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented...

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Practice Report: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—As the Verizon IndyCar Series opened their 2018 season on the streets of St. Petersburg Friday morning, A.J. Foyt’s ABC Supply Racing team was in the top 10 when the checkered fell. In practice 1, Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist surprised everyone (including himself) when he emerged as quickest of the 24 starters. His teammate […]

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Helio Castroneves Named Grand Marshal of 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

  ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 8, 2018) – Three-time Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race winner Helio Castroneves will serve as the grand marshal for the March 9-11th weekend. Castroneves, who gained global notoriety for his dazzling performance away from the race car by winning Dancing with the Stars in 2007, has claimed the...

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Single Day Tickets Go On Sale Today for Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 1, 2018) – Single day tickets to the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are now on sale at gpstpete.com.  Four additional racing series were also announced for the March 9-11th event held on the 1.8-mile, temporary waterfront circuit in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla.   Headlined by the Verizon IndyCar Series, the green flag […]

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Tickets for 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Are On Sale Now for Renewal Customers

  TICKETS FOR 2018 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG ARE ON SALE NOW FOR RENEWAL CUSTOMERS Public Sales Will Begin November 15 ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (October 11, 2017) – Race fans who were on hand at this March’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg can be the first to do so again for the […]

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Chevrolet Opens Season with Strong Lineup of Teams/Drivers

Chevrolet Opens Season with Strong Lineup of Teams/Drivers DETROIT (March 8, 2017) – New faces, familiar places and intriguing races highlight the Verizon IndyCar Series season as Chevrolet opens defense of its Manufacturer Championship and owner/driver titles this weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The 14th Indy car race on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn […]

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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Steve’s TSO preview

Watch last year’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: What we are watching and questions that need answers In the past at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg The 2017 edition of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be the 14th time that the roar of Indy Cars will bounce off the...

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