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Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: By the numbers

Ever wonder how many tires are in the race? Or how much concrete is along the track?
More than 1,500 Firestone tires (seen here set up before last year's event) will be available for this weekend's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
More than 1,500 Firestone tires (seen here set up before last year's event) will be available for this weekend's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Mar. 5, 2019

20 million: Pounds of concrete along the track

40,000: Feet of chain-link fencing at the track

12,000: Tires used as safety barriers along the course

500: Local volunteers involved in the event

1,564: Firestone tires supplied for IndyCar’s weekend. Each car gets seven primary sets, four alternate sets and five rain sets.

154,594: Estimated number of rotations for each front tire over the race’s 110 laps

4: Previous Grand Prix winners expected to be in the field (Graham Rahal, Will Power, James Hinchcliffe, Sebastien Bourdais)

2: Consecutive Grand Prix wins for Bourdais, a St. Petersburg resident

3: Consecutive years with a record crowd, according to race officials

$411,000: Money donated to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital over seven years of the Kart 4 Kids Pro-Am Race

8: Grand Prix victories by Team Penske

5: IndyCar Series titles won by reigning series champion Scott Dixon

107.914: MPH by Jordan King, who set the track record during qualifying last year

49: States represented among advanced ticket buyers last year