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Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL
25 Mar Race Complete
Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Race Review

Helio Castroneves, who started fifth in the Chevrolet-powered No. 3 Shell V-Power/Pennzoil Ultra Team Penske car, led Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon across the finish line by 5.5292 seconds. Following the final round of pit stops, Castroneves overtook Dixon on the outside of Turn 1 for second place on Lap 72, and three laps later passed JR Hildebrand entering the sharp right-hand turn for the lead and kept Dixon at bay the remaining 25 laps.

"It's a terrific run," team owner Roger Penske said. "It's going to be a great season, and it's great to be back racing."

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Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
About the Track
St. Petersburg

Track Info

The 1.8-mile, 14-turn circuit incorporates streets of downtown St. Petersburg and a section of runway of Albert Whitted Airport. After the long frontstrecth, there's a tight right-hander into Turn 1 and then a quick left-hand turn. Plenty of drivers have gotten into trouble in these two turns over the years. There are two other long straights with braking zones that afford opportunities to overtake.

Past Track Winners

2012 Helio Castroneves
2011 Dario Franchitti
2010 Will Power
2009 Ryan Briscoe
2008 Graham Rahal
2007 Helio Castroneves
2006 Helio Castroneves
2005 Dan Wheldon
2003 Paul Tracy
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