Firestone announces multi-year extension at St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will continue as such for the next several years, following an announcement of a multi-year contract extension with race organizers Green Savoree Racing Promotions.

Firestone helped to save the race after Honda ended its title sponsorship after the 2013 race; Firestone’s first year as primary sponsor came 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.

“They are a fundamental part of the race weekend and we are thrilled to continue our partnership and growing the event with their support.”

Added Lisa Boggs, director of Bridgestone Americas Motorsports, “Everyone at Firestone is proud to continue our sponsorship of this outstanding event. The Firestone Grand Prix is a marquee weekend on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule and the perfect venue to kick off 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.”