Firestone becomes new title sponsor of St. Pete Grand Prix

ST. PETERSBURG - It's now the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  Promoters of the downtown waterfront IndyCar race made the announcement Wednesday morning.

It is a multi-year deal for Firestone.

"Firestone has been a first-rate sponsor of our event for the past nine years, and we can only express gratitude for having a partner who understands the value of our event," Tim Ramsberger, President of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg said in a news release. "It speaks volumes about Firestone and what we have built with all of our partners in our wonderful community."

The next IndyCar race in St. Petersburg takes place March 28-30, 2014.  Tickets go on sale December 1.

Firestone has been the Official Tire of the IndyCar Series since 2002.

The terms of Wednesday's announcement were not disclosed.
 

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