The race for 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship isn’t the only season-long battle that begins on the streets of St. Petersburg with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg from March 11-13.
The green flag also drops on the second season of INDYCAR’s Fantasy Challenge driven by Firestone.
The Verizon IndyCar Series’ official fantasy game will once again allow fans to become team manager by selecting a four-driver team for each Verizon IndyCar Series race.
A stockpile of prizes is on the line each week as the stars of the series such as Scott Dixon, Juan Pablo Montoya, Will Power, James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden and Graham Rahal go wheel-to-wheel for race wins. And while fantasy players won’t be able to take home the Astor Cup presented to the on-track season champion, the ultimate grand prize for the INDYCAR Fantasy Challenge is a trip to the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil in 2017.
Participants score points by selecting the fastest four-driver roster for each of the 16 races, but they’ll have to manage the salary cap as they balance their lineup between Indianapolis 500 winners, Verizon IndyCar Series champions and young up-and-coming INDYCAR stars.
Participants also can create their own league in which they can compete among friends, family and an expert panel of INDYCAR insiders and celebrities.
Sign up today and learn more, by visiting fantasy.indycar.com and make your selections for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which will be telecast live March 13 on ABC at 12:30 p.m. ET and via the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network available on network affiliaties, Sirius 212 and XM 209, and IndyCar.com.