Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta in the No.26 Gainbridge Honda took a dominant victory in the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg leading flag to flag coming home ahead of Josef Newgarden with Herta leading 97 laps.
Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 Australian Gold Chevrolet came home in third just ahead of Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda while defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon in the No.9 tge PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Honda was fifth.
Takuma Sato recovered from a clash with James Hinchcliffe to come home sixth.
Marcus Ericsson in the No.8 Huski Chocolate Honda was seventh just ahead of Will Power who came from the back of the field to finish 8th just ahead of Rinus VeeKay while Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top ten.
Scott McLaughlin was eleventh just ahead of Felix Rosenqvist and Romain Grosjean. Ryan Hunter-Reay was 14th just ahead of Graham Rahal, Conor Daly and Alex Palou.
James Hinchcliffe was 18th just ahead of Pato O’Ward and Ed Jones.
Alexander Rossi was 21st just ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Dalton Kellett while Max Chilton was 24th.
Next up is the double-header Genesys 275 and XPEL 275 next weekend.