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St. Pete grand prix facts, schedule of events

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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