As Grand Marshal, McCoy will be involved in the pre-race ceremonies and will make the famous “Drivers, start your engines!” call to start the season-opening Verizon IndyCar Series race on March 13. Members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders 2015-2016 squad will also join in the opening festivities for the Verizon IndyCar Series race to serve as Grid Girls.
Selected third overall by Tampa Bay in the 2010 NFL Draft, McCoy has been voted to four consecutive Pro Bowls (2012-15) while also being named a two-time Associated Press All-Pro, two-time Sporting News All-Pro, and two-time Pro Football Writers of America All-NFL Team selection. An active member of the Tampa Bay community, McCoy supports a number of charitable causes, including the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Metropolitan Ministries. He is a spokesperson for the Bucs Vision Mobile powered by the Glazer Family Foundation, promoting the importance of improved eyesight for children. And every season, McCoy sponsors the "Gerald's Little Giants" Front Row Fans section to provide special Buccaneers game day experiences for local charities at Raymond James Stadium.
Tickets to the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are available now and can be purchased online at www.gpstpete.com or by phone at 1-877-725-8849.