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St. Pete grand prix facts, schedule of events


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What: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, season opener of the IndyCar racing series, plus support races

Where: 1.8-mile street circuit along downtown St. Petersburg waterfront

Tickets: Online at tix.extremetix.com/Online/?siteID=2062; or call 1-877-283-53851-877-283-5385

Gates: Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Grand prix facts: 198 miles, 110 laps; practice Friday, qualifying Saturday, race at 3:20 p.m. Sunday (TV: ABC)

Defending champion: James Hinchcliffe for Andretti Autosport

Twitter: @GPSTPETE, #FirestoneGP; @IndyCar, #IndyCar

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TODAY
8 a.m. — USF2000 practice

8:35 — Pro Mazda practice

9:20 — Pirelli World Challenge practice

10 — IndyCar Series practice

12:15 p.m. Stadium Super Trucks practice

1 — Indy Lights practice

2 — IndyCar Series practice

3 — USF2000 practice

3:35 — Pro Mazda practice

4:20 — Pirelli World Challenge practice

6:30 — Wish for Our Heroes 5K run

SATURDAY

8 a.m. — Pirelli World Challenge qualifying

9 — Indy Lights practice

10 — IndyCar Series practice

11 — USF2000 qualifying

11:45 — Pro Mazda qualifying

12:30 p.m. — Stadium Super Trucks race 1

1:15 — Indy Lights qualifying

2 — IndyCar Series qualifying

3:25 — Pirelli World Challenge race 1

4:40 — USF2000 race 1

5:35 — Pro Mazda race 1

SUNDAY

8:50 a.m. — USF2000 race 2

9:45 — IndyCar Series warm-up

10:30 — Pro Mazda race 2

11:25 — Pirelli World Challenge race 2

12:45 p.m. — Indy Lights race

2 — Stadium Super Trucks race 2

2:35 — IndyCar Series pre-race activities

3:20 — Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, IndyCar Series race

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