Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Report

“The bad luck seems to end up happening at just the worst times. The car has been awesome all weekend, so to have an electronic issue happen when we are coming to the green – man, the luck. We started the race from pit lane and ended up fifth, so a great job by the team. I was hustling my rear end off out there today. That 28 DHL Honda sure was quick and deserved a better finish than it had. We just need to have better luck, or no luck, and hopefully we can start finishing these things right up at the front. It was great to have all our friends from DHL and AutoNation here with us today, and a big thanks to the fans for making this such a great event.”

  • STARTED 6th // FINISHED 5th
  • CHAMPIONSHIP: 5th (31 pts.)
  • OF NOTE: Qualified in sixth, but took the green flag from pit lane due to an unscheduled stop to clear an electrical issue. Credited as a lap leader on his way to a top-five result.

Round 1 of Verizon IndyCar Series competition is complete after an action-packed day of street racing in the Sunshine State. The 110-lap Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg saw eight caution periods and plenty of excitement as DHL Racing’s Ryan Hunter-Reay ultimately finished fifth when the lap count expired under a yellow flag.

From the streets of Florida, the series next heads to the desert to take on the Phoenix Grand Prix. The 250-laps under the lights will take place April 7 with live broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

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