IndyCar announced Monday the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will increase to 110 laps, up 10 from previous races.
The increase is designed to discourage teams from using a fuel-conservation strategy to try to eliminate a pit stop. Similar changes were made for races at Long Beach, Milwaukee and Mid-Ohio.
The St. Petersburg race, now scheduled for 198 miles on the downtown waterfront course, will be at noon March 24. It will be televised on NBC Sports Network.