Rock Legend Bret Michaels Named Honorary Starter Of Tomorrow’s Firestone Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg Presented By RP Funding

Photo Credit: Tammy Vega

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 9, 2024) – Multi-platinum music icon Bret Michaels will wave the green flag over the 27-car NTT INDYCAR SERIES starting field tomorrow at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET as the honorary starter of the 20th Annual Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding. He joins the pre-race festivities which include St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch and three past mayors as grand marshals along with fellow rock legend Jon Bon Jovi who will ride in the “Fastest Seat in Sports.”

“I am so excited for the concert tonight at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and the chance to drop the green flag, along with meeting the drivers, the fans and the pit crews, along with awesome Jon Bon Jovi and others,” Michaels said. “It is going to be great!”  

Before waving the green flag tomorrow, Michaels will rock out for event attendees tonight after the day’s racing action ends on the plaza between the Duke Energy Center for the Arts (The Mahaffey Theater) and Dali Museum. Fans arriving this evening after on-track racing concludes should enter the grounds through Gate 5 (located at 5th Ave. South and 1st St. SE) and follow the concert signs. A Saturday or weekend gate admission includes access to the concert. After the conclusion of the concert, all fans will be required to exit through 4th Ave. South located northwest of the Duke Energy Center for the Arts and adjacent to Al Lang Stadium.

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