Bridgestone Americas, Inc. introduced March 2 a two-year extension for the Firestone model’s title sponsorship of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg introduced by RP Funding by means of 2025. Firestone has been a associate with the occasion since 2005, then elevated its dedication to turn into the naming rights associate of this NTT INDYCAR SERIES occasion in 2014.
That is Firestone’s twenty fourth consecutive 12 months as the only real tire provider of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES because the season will get underway this weekend for the thirteenth time on the downtown streets of St. Petersburg. The race continues to be a great setting for the model to have interaction race followers and customers whereas showcasing its best-in-class tire know-how. In 2023, beginning with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg introduced by RP Funding, NTT INDYCAR SERIES vehicles will race on guayule pure rubber, that includes a inexperienced sidewall, because the alternate tire on all avenue circuits.
“We’re proud to proceed our partnership with Inexperienced Savoree Racing Promotions to help a marquee occasion in a neighborhood that shares our ardour for INDYCAR racing,” stated Lisa Boggs, director of motorsports at Bridgestone Americas. “This 12 months’s race marks the Firestone model’s tenth 12 months as entitlement sponsor, and we’re honored to increase this relationship by means of 2025.”
“It’s an honor for our workforce to host this occasion within the Metropolis of St. Petersburg annually and to take action with the unparalleled help of an iconic model like Firestone spanning 19 years now,” stated Kim Inexperienced, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Inexperienced Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg introduced by RP Funding. “Lisa and her workforce proceed to assist us develop the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg introduced by RP Funding and to raise the stature of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as a world-class sport. Yr-after-year, Firestone delivers an amazing racing compound to the drivers producing superior competitors on the monitor for our followers to take pleasure in.”
Moreover, INDYCAR and Inexperienced Savoree St. Petersburg, LLC, the corporate which owns and operates the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg introduced by RP Funding, have signed a multiyear extension. This ensures the continuation of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES racing on the streets of St. Petersburg.
“The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg introduced by RP Funding has confirmed to be an distinctive season opener for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season,” Penske Leisure Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles stated. “We’re happy to conform to a multiyear extension as we decide to what has turn into a pillar occasion on our calendar. The rising crowds and TV viewers and continued help from Firestone are vital indicators of the occasion’s energy and future. We look ahead to the town of St. Petersburg offering the proper showcase for the celebrities of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for years to come back.”
Firestone is a time-tested model whose roots run deep within the Tampa/St. Petersburg space. For practically 100 years, Firestone Full Auto Care (FCAC) has been a trusted supplier of tire and automotive companies for drivers within the area. Its location on Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Tampa, which is just some miles from the place the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg introduced by RP Funding might be held, first opened in 1933 and stands because the longest still-operating FCAC location within the U.S. FCAC is a part of Bridgestone Retail Operations, which owns and operates greater than 2,200 tire and automobile service places throughout the nation.