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Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

  1. Joey Logano wins pole for Sprint Cup race at Martinsville

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    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th.

  2. After fizzling in F1, de Silvestro seeks a new start

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Simona de Silvestro went a long way for very little last year.

    Simona de Silvestro is ready to make the most of her chance this weekend in St. Petersburg.
  3. Justin Wilson nabs ride for Indianapolis races

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Justin Wilson isn't racing this weekend at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, but he was pretty pleased on Friday just the same.

    Justin Wilson, right, seen with Michael Andretti, will drive the No. 25 Honda for Andretti Autosport at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis 500. Wilson has three IndyCar wins.
  4. Sage Karam makes right turn with Ganassi team

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    ST. PETERSBURG ­­— At age 20, Sage Karam has an opportunity a lot of drivers with more experience can only dream about. But even at that young stage, an IndyCar ride with Chip Ganassi Racing is about much more than just how fast he is, and how fast he has arrived here.

    Sage Karam said his driving style is close to teammate Scott Dixon's, so he's studying the all-time leader in IRL/IndyCar wins closely. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  5. 2015 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg field

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    Marco Andretti

    No. 27 Honda

    Andretti Autosport

    Age: 28 Hometown: Nazareth, Pa.

    FORT WORTH, TX - JUNE 06:  Marco Andretti, driver of the #25 Snapple Dallara Honda, prepares to drive in practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
  6. Montoya aims to start strong at Grand Prix

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Juan Pablo Montoya's return to open-wheel racing started slowly last year.

    After a slow start last season, Juan Pablo Montoya won at Pocono and ended the year with three consecutive top-five finishes to finish fourth in points. [Getty Images]
  7. For Ryan Hunter-Reay, racing is the American way

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Even growing up in the South, Ryan Hunter-Reay never wanted to race against Dale Earnhardt or Bill Elliott.

    Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 last season. [AP photo]
  8. 2015 IndyCar schedule

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    Sunday

    Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

    3 p.m., Ch. 28

    Streets of St. Petersburg, 1.8-mile course

    Will Power won the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the second time last year, giving Penske Racing six victories in 10 races on the downtown streets. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  9. 2015 IndyCar season preview

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    Young lions

    The commitment to youth seems to know no bounds in the IndyCar series.

    Sage Karam (20) is one of a number of IndyCar drivers born in the 1990s. [AP photo]
  10. RC Enerson races on fast learning curve to Indy Lights series

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    When racing forced New Port Richey's RC Enerson to miss half of his freshman year of high school, Enerson made what he considered an easy choice. He left Gulf High.

    Improved fitness led to a breakout year for RC Enerson in USF2000. He went from two podium finishes in 2013 to five victories  including one in St. Petersburg. [Times files (2014)]