Three-day tickets for the 2024 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding – the opening race of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and INDY NXT by Firestone season – go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Dec. 1.
The race event set for March 8-10 along the downtown waterfront in St. Petersburg, Florida, will celebrate its 20th annual running in 2024.
To celebrate the race’s 20th annual running in 2024, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding will use a commemorative, limited-use logo.
The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding is annually one of the marquee weekends on the NTT INDYCAR SERIES calendar, and the 2024 race will serve as the series’ season opener for the 14th time. In total, 13 drivers have taken the checkered flag on the streets of St. Petersburg, including defending winner Marcus Ericsson and multiple winners Helio Castroneves (2006, 2007, 2012), Will Power (2010, 2014), Sebastien Bourdais (2017, 2018) and Josef Newgarden (2019, 2020).
Tickets will be available online at gpstpete.com with pricing starting at $135 for reserved 3-Day Grandstand seats and $70 for 3-Day General Admission. Additionally, junior pricing is available for fans ages 12 and under. Pit and Firestone Paddock Passes also can be purchased. Single Day tickets will be released for sale in early 2024.
Hendrickson Expands Program with RLL
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced Nov. 30 that Hendrickson, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of suspension systems and components to the global commercial transportation industry, has entered into a new, multiyear agreement with the team’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES program that will extend its full-season associate sponsorship and expand it to see Hendrickson become the primary sponsor of the No. 15 entry for Graham Rahal at races on April 26-28 at Barber Motorsports Park, June 7-9 at Road America and Aug. 23-25 at Portland International Raceway.
Hendrickson extended its partnership with the team in 2022 and added the primary sponsorship of Christian Lundgaard’s entry at The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio and was primary sponsor for Katherine Legge’s entry at the 2023 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
“Hendrickson is honored to extend its sponsorship of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team,” said Jeff Sass, vice president of marketing for Hendrickson. “The opportunity to have the engineers of Hendrickson and Rahal Letterman Lanigan working together to share best practices regarding the effect of road inputs and suspension technology is exciting for both teams. Our customers also appreciate the affiliation and hospitality that RLL provides throughout the year. This is a win-win for Hendrickson and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.”
Hendrickson joined the team as an associate sponsor in 2019 and created a purpose-built engineering support trailer that made its debut at the 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The trailer enables the team to maximize the information sharing between its three full-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES programs at each race events.