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Grand Prix of St. Petersburg - All you need to know to attend

We have put together a guide to help you this weekend as you take in the fun and the excitement of the firt race of the 2014 season. That however is just the icing on the cake because there will be plenty of practice and other races to enjoy starting today.

If you click on this link it will give you plenty of good facts like where you can park, what streets are closed and where best to enjoy the race - so click here for that information.

Here is the rest of the fun stuff going on this weekend complete with times.

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 click ?here to buy online?or call 1-877-283-5385

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



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


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


8:50 a.m. ? USF2000 race 2

9:45 ? IndyCar Series warm-up

10:30 ? Pro Mazda race 2

12:25 ? 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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