The Indy Car season finally kicked off its 2012 season over the weekend on the streets of St. Petersberg Flordia. This race kicked off a lot of firsts. It was the first race for the new DW12 chassis, the first race for new engine suppliers Chevrolet and Lotus, and the first race without Dan Wheldon. Although it seemed like Dan was there all along as not only St. Petersberg Dan’s adopted home town but in remeberance a section of the track which is also part of the streets of the city was named Dan Wheldon Way in his honor.
As things got started it was Will Power returning to form by capturing the first pole position of the season, setting a track record in the progress. However, his performance during qualifying would not hold up during the race as it was Helio Castroneves who managed to take the first victory of the season. Scott Dixon of Target Ganassi racing finished second and Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport took third spot on the podium. If you want to see some of the best action from the race scroll down below for a highlight video.