Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
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19-year-old Graham Rahal makes history on wet streets.
[Chris Zuppa | Times]
Helio Castroneves, Graham Rahal and Tony Kanaan celebrate at the end of the race. Rahal finished first, Castroneves second and Kanaan third.
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