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Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

  1. Sebastien Bourdais among 'best of the rest' in St. Petersburg qualifying

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Sebastien Bourdais isn't sure what to make of the fact he was one of only two drivers outside of Team Penske to crack into Saturday's final round of qualifying for today's Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

    Sebastien Bourdais, getting a restart after driving into the runoff area at Turn 10 in practice, wound up qualifying sixth.
  2. Logano takes NASCAR trucks win at Martinsville

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    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Joey Logano passed Matt Crafton entering Turn 1 at the start of a two-lap sprint to win Saturday's Kroger 250 NASCAR trucks race at Martinsville Speedway.

  3. Tire talk all the rage in NASCAR

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    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — There has been lots of talk about tires in the NASCAR garage the past few weeks, or longer, and lots of theories about whether something shady is going on or if the chatter is just a bunch of hot air.

  4. Ryan Eversley wins World Challenge race

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    ST. PETERSBURG — By grabbing the pole position with the fastest lap in Friday's rain-soaked qualifier, Ryan Eversley had a considerable advantage in winning Saturday's GT class of the Pirelli World Challenge.

    Stadium Super Truck series vehicles take flight after launching off a ramp during Saturday’s race in St. Petersburg.
  5. New IndyCar aero kits present risks and rewards

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    ST. PETERSBURG — A track record that took IndyCar a decade to break lasted only 20 minutes Saturday.

    The new noses on the 2015 IndyCars are a quick way to differentiate the cars, at least in their configuration for the St. Petersburg race. At left, the Team Penske Chevrolet driven by Juan Montoya. At right, the Andretti Autosport Honda of Ryan Hunter-Reay.
  6. New look could lead to new tactics at Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Today's IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be on the same street circuit, at the same length, with the same fuel as recent years.

  7. Pole-sitter Will Power leads Penske 1-2-3-4 in St. Petersburg qualifying

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    Team Penske driver Juan Montoya said he had one takeaway from Friday's first day of practice, when his team had the three quickest cars.

    "That we're not 1-2-3-4," Montoya said.

    They were Saturday.

    IndyCar driver Will Power pumps his fist as he climbs from his car after winning the pole position during IndyCar qualifying at the Firestone Grand Prix of St.Petersburg on Saturday (03/28/15).
  8. 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.

  9. 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.
  10. 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.