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IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 2022: What We Learned

Scott McLaughlin IndyCar

(Photo: James Black Courtesy of Penske Entertainment)

The 2022 IndyCar season kicked off in a more usual fashion with the 2022 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and what race fans saw on Sunday, Feb. 27 was exactly what they’ve come to expect from the NTT IndyCar Series. Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin got his first IndyCar victory in dominating fashion, though not …

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Scott McLaughlin Holds off Charging Alex Palou, Takes Maiden IndyCar Victory

Scott McLaughlin IndyCar

(Photo: James Black Courtesy of Penske Entertainment)

Scott McLaughlin is the NTT IndyCar Series’ newest winner after dominating the opening round of the 2022 season in St Petersburg, Florida. McLaughlin controlled the race from the drop of the green flag, holding off early pressure from Colton Herta and withstanding a massive charge from defending series champion Alex Palou in the race’s closing …

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Alex Palou Finishes Second in St. Petersburg

Alex Palou IndyCar

Alex Palou at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Photo Credit: James Black/Courtesy of Penske Entertainment.)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Palou was frustrated after finishing 17th at St. Petersburg in 2021. A 15 position improvement over last year’s performance was a big positive for the Chip Ganassi Racing team. However, the Spaniard was only .5095 seconds short of claiming victory on the streets of St. Petersburg from Scott McLaughlin in …

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Scott McLaughlin Earns First IndyCar Win

Scott McLaughlin celebrating at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Palou closed and closed, but Scott McLaughlin managed to keep his wits about him and his car in front to earn his first NTT IndyCar Series win in Sunday’s (Feb. 27) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. After winning his first pole position the previous day on the 1.8 mile, …

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Kyle Kirkwood Takes Fastest Rookie Crown in St. Petersburg Qualifying

Kyle Kirkwood on the streets of St. Petersburg

(Photo: James Black/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla– In his first NTT IndyCar Series qualifying session, Kyle Kirkwood ended the session as the fastest rookie in 12th place for Sunday’s (Feb. 27th) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The No. 14 A.J. Foyt Racing Chevrolet went around the 14 turn, 1.8 mile street course in 1 minute, 0.2616 seconds to …

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Scott McLaughlin Captures 1st IndyCar Pole Position at St. Petersburg

Scott McLaughlin celebrates his first career IndyCar pole

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– After spending much of 2021 starting races in the NTT IndyCar Series from the midfield, Scott McLaughlin qualified his No. 3 Chevrolet on pole position for Sunday’s (Feb. 27) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Team Penske driver went around the 14-turn, 1.8-mile street circuit in 59.4821 seconds to average 108.940 …

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Scott McLaughlin Leads Hectic St. Petersburg IndyCar Practice

Scott McLaughlin practices at St. Petersburg

(Photo by Chris Owens/INDYCAR)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.– Scott McLaughlin turned the first sub-one minute lap in St. Petersburg history with a fast lap of 59.734 seconds in the final practice before qualifying for Sunday’s (Feb. 27) Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. As the session wound down, there was action aplenty. The session’s first red flag came with just …

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