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Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg Set As 2020 INDYCAR Season Finale
May 13, 2020
For the first time ever, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will serve as the series finale for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The race is set for Sunday, October 25.
Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg Set As 2020 INDYCAR Season Finale

The 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion will be crowned Sunday, October 25, at the rescheduled Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, making this the 16th consecutive year that an INDYCAR event will take place in the streets of the Florida city. The original date for the event, Sunday, March 15, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The streets of St. Petersburg will make for a fitting and action-packed finale in a venue and city that our entire INDYCAR community holds dear," Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said. "We extend our thanks and gratitude to [the City of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman], Green Savoree and Firestone for working with us to find a new date for the event. It's going to be a fantastic weekend of INDYCAR action, and I know our drivers will have race day in St. Pete circled on their calendars."

This will be the first time the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will serve as the series finale, as the event traditionally has started the season. This year, INDYCAR will open its season on June 6, at Texas Motor Speedway.

"The City of St. Petersburg stands ready to welcome back the fans of INDYCAR, drivers, teams, and sponsors in October," Mayor Kriseman said.

"Coming back to the streets of St. Pete to close the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season is a great way to thank the incredible fans in this area for their support. While we couldn't kick off the season with them as planned, we now look forward to crowning the 2020 INDYCAR champion together in October," said Lisa Boggs, the director of motorsports for Bridgestone Americas, parent company of event sponsor Firestone.

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