Indy Car: St. Petersberg Results (With Video) | MotorworldHype

Indy Car: St. Petersberg Results (With Video)

After a long and crazy off-season the Indy Car Series finally got back underway at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg over the weekend.  There was a bit of shuffling around amongst the teams but the biggest story of the off season was crowd favorite Tony Kanaan losing his spot at Andretti Autosport due to his main sponsor 7/11 bowing out of the series.  Luckily at the last few moments before the 2011 season went green the Brazillian driver was picked up by KV Racing/Lotus with additional support from Geico Insurance.  Another notable draft pick was Paul Tracy being picked up by the Dryer Reinbold team.  So how did the first race of the season play out?  First place was business as usual with Dario Franchitti taking the victory.  Will Power came in 2nd place while Tony Kanaan started off his career with KV Racing by giving the team a 3rd place position in the first race of the season.  What really got everyone talking though was Simona De Selvestro’s stellar performance.  She earned herself a fourth place finish after she was barely edged out by Kanaan in an epic battle.  For race highlights check out the video below and stay tuned as we give you all the coverage you can stand for the next round of the Indy Car Series at the Long Beach Grand Prix which is right in our back yard!

[Photo: IndyCar.com]

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