Tag Archive: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Apr 10

Hinchcliffe races to rewarding victory at Long Beach

Hinchcliffe outlasted pressure from Hunter-Reay, Rossi

James HinchcliffeHaving arguably the car to beat at the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg four weeks ago, James Hinchcliffe ensured victory would not slip away again today at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 20

Results of 2017 opener leave much to consider

One race down, 16 to go. So what do we know about the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season?

Probably not much, but here are 10 things to consider in the wake of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 18

Bourdais’ shot at Florida ‘Triple Crown’ to start from Second

His stiffest competition may be from within his own team’s garage

Sebastien BourdaisAt this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Bourdais is again teaming with Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford GT that won at Daytona Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 12

Reunited and it feels so good: Bourdais wins with Coyne at St. Pete

Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon rounded out the podium

Sebastien BourdaisSix years after he last raced under the Dale Coyne Racing banner, Sebastien Bourdais strung together a near-perfect performance, driving from his last-place starting position to victory lane in today’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 12

Even after taking St. Pete pole, Chevy feels tightened competition

Chevy driver Will Power won the pole during Saturday’s qualifying for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Helio CastronevesHere’s a sentence you don’t read often in relation to Verizon IndyCar Series racing: Chevrolet may have won the pole, but this wasn’t its best performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 11

Indycar manufacturers aligned for future series growth

The four manufacturers in the Verizon IndyCar Series will be on board for years to come

Manufacturer's ExtensionChevrolet, Honda, Dallara and Firestone announced jointly Friday that they have agreed to multiyear contract extensions to remain in the series. The Dallara and Firestone extensions were announced in January. Coupling in those from Chevrolet and Honda today ensures a continuation of the core base of INDYCAR’s four primary suppliers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Top 2017 INDYCAR storylines: Sebastien Bourdais

No. 5: Sebastien Bourdais returns to Dale Coyne Racing

Sebastien BourdaisVerizon IndyCar Series drivers were asked to rank the five most interesting storylines leading into the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that opens the 2017 season on March 12. Today, we feature the first of those five. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

PPG Named Official Paint Sponsor of Green Savoree Racing Promotions Properties

“We are thrilled to partner with PPG across our entire portfolio of race properties” – Kevin Savoree

Green Savoree Racing Promotions logo Green Savoree Racing Promotions (GSRP) announces a new partnership with PPG Industries, naming the company as the official paint sponsor of all three GSRP race properties, which include Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course which hosts The Honda Indy 200 in Lexington, Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

Single day tickets on sale tomorrow for 13th annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Thirteen Races Announced for March 10-12th Weekend

Firestone Grand Prix of St-Petersburg logo Single day tickets to the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will go on sale to the public tomorrow (February 1) at 10:00 a.m. EST at gpstpete.com. Organizers today also announced five additional racing series each showcasing doubleheader races for fans during the weekend.

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Jan 24

Cadillac and Chevrolet renew support of Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Interactive Displays for Race Fans Highlight Partnership Activation      

Firestone Grand Prix of St-Petersburg logo For the fourth consecutive year, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg announces the renewal of its partnership with Cadillac and Chevrolet for the upcoming race on March 10-12, 2017.  These classic American brands are designated as the official luxury car and the official truck, respectively.

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Jan 03

There’s a lot of ‘NEXT’ coming in INDYCAR in 2017

INDYCAR begins 2017 with the latest installment of the “Heart of Racing” promotional campaign, known as “NEXT.”

Curt CavinSo, what’s really next for U.S. open-wheel racing? For starters, a busy month of January. From news items expected to be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to heavy driver participation in the Race Of Champions (Jan. 21-22 in Miami) and the Rolex 24 (Jan. 28-29 in Daytona Beach), the action heats up fast and furious. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Montoya repeats trip to St. Pete Victory Lane

The 50th anniversary celebration season for Team Penske is off to a rousing start.

Juan Pablo MontoyaVerizon Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya controlled the last half of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg to win the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener for a second straight year.

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Nov 28

Postseason profile: Successful season for Montoya

Montoya won the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and was atop the standings through 15 rounds

Juan Pablo MontoyaHe also won the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race for the second time and added podium finishes at Long Beach, Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Pocono Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 13

St. Petersburg council extends race through 2020

Under the amendment, the dates for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have also been confirmed through 2018.

Firestone Grand Prix of St. PetersburgGreen Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, received approval from City Council for the extension of its license for the annual event that features the Verizon IndyCar Series with the City of St. Petersburg through 2020. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 29

Rahal enjoying different perspective of races

Graham Rahal bio, history

Bobby RahalBob Rahal slipped into the Turn 1 grandstand to take in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, though in logoed team shirt the three-time Indy car champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner wasn’t as anonymous as maybe he would have preferred. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 07

Chevrolet penalized for engine rules infraction

Eleven of the 12 Chevrolet engines in the field underwent repairs

ChevroletChevrolet, which earned 128 points in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 29, has been penalized 220 points per Verizon IndyCar Series regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 25

Collaborative efforts: Tire specs match aero kits

Firestone Firehawk tires for the March 27-29 season opener are the same specification as last yeay

Firestone Alternate Red TiresThere’s an underlying unknown with the Chevrolet and Honda aerodynamic bodywork packages that will debut in competition this week during the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 18

Development continues ahead of season opener

Drivers quickly find speed with new aero bodywork

Verizon IndyCar logo Simona de Silvestro will test the Honda aero package for the first time next week at Sebring International Raceway in an Andretti Autosport-prepared car in preparation for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 12

She’s back: De Silvestro will open with Andretti

Fan favorite Simona De Silvestro is returning to the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Simona De SilvestroDe Silvestro, 26, will drive an Andretti Autosport Honda in the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27-29, the team announced. Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Carlos Munoz also will drive Andretti Autosport-prepared cars in the 110-lap race (3 p.m. ET, ABC) that features the competition debut of aerodynamic bodywork kits supplied by Chevrolet and Honda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 07

Multiple teams head to NOLA for first look

Sebastien Bourdais doesn’t want to be late to the party.

Sebastien BourdaisThe four-time Champ Car champion is referencing the importance of his first test days of the year in the No. 11 KVSH Racing car in preparation for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. He’ll join other Verizon IndyCar Series drivers at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans on Feb. 10-11 – days leading into carnival week culminating in Mardi Gras. Read the rest of this entry »

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