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St. Petersburg Grand Prix

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The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg now has a definite scheduled date.

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The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is expected to be rescheduled for later this year.

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The St. Petersburg Grand Prix and all NTT IndyCar Series events have been canceled through April over coronavirus concerns.

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, through a series of tweets, announced that the St. Petersburg Grand Prix has canceled general attendance. 

A man in a red Grand Prix shirt ties a wristband to St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman's wrist. He's wearing a white racing shirt and ballcap.
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UPDATE: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, through a series of tweets, announced that the St. Petersburg Grand Prix has canceled general attendance. [Read more]

A racing event that draws about 150,000 people to St. Petersburg each year is going on as planned, despite two cases of COVID-19 in Pinellas County.

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For the fifteenth year, the Grand Prix is back with its 1.8-mile, 14-turn, waterfront circuit through the streets of St. Petersburg.

According to Kim Green, Chairman and CEO of Firestone Grand Prix St. Petersburg, the race is the largest spectator event in Pinellas County each year and is expected to rev up the economy.

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The IndyCar season kicks off this weekend with the 13th annual Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected in the city Friday through Sunday. Drivers will compete in 13 races throughout the weekend.

Mayor Rick Kriseman says the event shows St. Pete is taking its place on the world sporting stage.

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The Firestone Grand Prix kicks off in St. Petersburg on Friday, and restaurants and hotels already are stocking up and selling out.