ST. PETERSBURG — Juan Pablo Montoya led Team Penske's dominant day Sunday at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Montoya took the lead with 27 laps to go thanks to a slow pit stop by teammate Will Power and held on to claim his second IndyCar Series win since returning from NASCAR last year.
Power, the pole-sitter and defending Grand Prix winner, led 75 of the race's 110 laps but settled for second after a costly mistake. With 11 laps to go, Power tried to pass Montoya's No. 2 Chevrolet for the lead in Turn 10. But he clipped the back of Montoya's car, damaging his own front wing. Montoya held on to win by 0.99 seconds. Read the full story.
Tampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG — In the cool shadow of the Mahaffey Theater, with white yachts in the bay to the left and the glittering Salvador Dalí Museum to the right, Bruce Yargeau sipped his beer and opened his arms. Below him, Indy cars thundered through the streets of St. Petersburg, zipping along the water's edge and sending echoes of the engines humming through the air.
Tampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG After last year's rough debut here and a slow start Sunday in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Juan Pablo Montoya was ready to settle for a solid points day and an incident-free run.
Tampa Bay TimesST. PETERSBURG — The season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was only a lap in when fans got a view of a sight they should probably get used to seeing throughout the IndyCar Series season.Debris.
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