Green Savoree Racing Promotions announced on Thursday, the eve of the start of the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season that they have extended their partnership with Firestone which will see the sole tire supplier to INDYCAR and INDY NXT by Firestone remain as entitlement sponsor to the race until 2025.
Speaking about the news, Lisa Boggs, Director of Motorsports with Bridgestone Americas said:
We are proud to continue our partnership with Green Savoree Racing Promotions to support a marquee event in a community that shares our passion for INDYCAR racing. “This year’s race marks the Firestone brand’s tenth year as entitlement sponsor, and we’re honored to extend this relationship through 2025.
Kim Green, co-owner, Chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions the organiser of the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding said:
It’s an honor for our team to host this event in the City of St. Petersburg each year and to do so with the unparalleled support of an iconic brand like Firestone spanning 19 years now. Lisa (Boggs) and her team continue to help us grow the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding and to elevate the stature of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES as a world-class sport. “Year-after-year Firestone delivers a great racing compound to the drivers producing awesome competition on the track for our fans to enjoy!”
In addition to the contract extension with Firestone, Green Savoree Racing Promotions also confirmed that they have agreed a multi-year contract extension with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES to host the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding on the 14-turn street circuit for the foreseeable future.
Speaking about that announcement, Mark Miles, President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation said:
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding has proven to be an exceptional season opener for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. “We are pleased to agree to a multiyear extension as we commit to what has become a pillar event on our calendar. The growing crowds and TV audience and continued support from Firestone are important signs of the event’s strength and future. We look forward to the city of St. Petersburg providing the perfect showcase for the stars of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for years to come.”