Josef Newgarden led 92 of the 100 laps of the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding to score the first win of the season by over 8s leading a Chevrolet 1,2,3,4 with Arrow McLaren’s Pato O’Ward coming home in second place just ahead of Scott McLaughlin and Will Power. Colton Herta was fifth just ahead of Alex Palou who came from 13th on the grid to finish the race in sixth place.

Felix Rosenqvist who started the race from the front row came home in seventh place for Meyer Shank Racing just ahead of Alexander Rossi who came from 15th place to finish eighth just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon who did Scott Dixon things finishing inside the top ten in the No.9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Honda while Rinus VeeKay rounded out the top ten.

It was a fantastic day for AJ Foyt Racing as Santino Ferrucci came home in 11th place, having started the event in 14th place. Kyle Kirkwood was 12th just ahead of Callum Ilott and Kyffin Simpson who did a wonderful job on his debut for Chip Ganassi Racing in the No.4 Journie Rewards Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.

Pietro Fittipaldi was 15th for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing just ahead of his teammate Graham Rahal and Tom Blomqvist who came home in 17th place for Meyer Shank Racing.

Agustin Canapino ended the race in 18th place, just ahead of Jack Harvey and Christian Lundgaard, who rounded out the top twenty for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Christian Rasmussen ended his debut in 21st place just ahead of Colin Braun who was the last runner in the field.

Linus Lundqvist in the No.8 American Legion Honda made contact with the wall at turn 10 and retired from the race while Romain Grosjean saw his promising weekend come to an end with a broken gearbox.

Marcus Ericsson was 25th for Andretti Global after suffering a mechanical issue while Sting Ray Robb, in his first race for AJ Foyt Racing suffered a mechanical issue. Marcus Armstrong retired from the top ten early in the race and was classified in 27th place. Next up for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is the $1 million Thermal Challenge in two weeks time.

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