Chevy & Cadillac Back St. Pete’s GP

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James Hinchcliffe (5) leads a group of cars during last year's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Joe Secka/JMS Pro Photo)

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. — For the fourth consecutive year, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg officials announced the renewal of its partnership with Cadillac and Chevrolet for the upcoming race on March 10-12.

These classic American brands are designated as the official luxury car and the official truck, respectively.

Cadillac and Chevrolet will display an expansive line-up of their 2017 cars, trucks, crossover/SUVs and performance vehicles.  Their on-site exhibits will also be a gathering point for fans to meet Pirelli World Challenge and Verizon IndyCar Series drivers racing for Cadillac Racing and Team Chevy.  The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg serves as the season-opening event for both race series.

“Cadillac and Chevrolet are synonymous with racing success, and it’s an honor to have them as a major part of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg both on and off the racetrack again,” said Kim Green, owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  “Cadillac and Chevrolet build premium, award-winning vehicles consistently recognized for quality and dependability.  Their displays are a must see highlight for fans attending.”

Cadillac will have a display presence near the Pirelli World Challenge sports cars team paddock also featuring fan giveaway items throughout the weekend.  Additionally, its comprehensive activation plans include a parking corral area for Cadillac owners as well as VIP trackside hospitality for its guests.

Chevrolet will offer two fan exhibit locations inside the race circuit showcasing the amazing 2017 lineup of Chevrolet cars, trucks and crossovers.  A full schedule of appearances by Team Chevy IndyCar drivers at the exhibits will be posted soon for fans.

In addition to an array of event signage, Cadillac and Chevrolet are the official vehicles used by event staff.  Plus, the brands serve as the official pace cars and safety vehicles during the on track action.