Full-blown, in-person Grand Prix of St. Petersburg returns this weekend

It kicks off on Thursday, and the 100-lap main event happens on Sunday.

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2017 St. Petersburg Grand Prix
After coronavirus forced organizers to stage a neutered event last year and spectator-less races the year before, the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is back to kick off the IndyCar season.

Ten events will take place on the 14-turn, 1.8-mile track that weaves in and out of the St. Petersburg waterfront this weekend, and you’ll start hearing the roar of engines on Thursday afternoon when practice for the Mazda MX-5 Cup kicks off just after noon.

The main event—the 100-lap Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg—goes down at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg runs from Thursday-Sunday. Feb. 24-27 in downtown St. Petersburg. Tickets are $35 & up, and more information is available via gpstpete.com.

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