IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden pumps his fists while standing on his car with his as he celebrates his victory after winning the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden pumps his fists while standing on his car with his as he celebrates his victory after winning the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar Driver #2 Josef Newgarden waves to fans after crossing the finish line and winning his first Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar Driver #2 Josef Newgarden waves to fans after crossing the finish line and winning his first Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Joey Newgarden (left), the father of IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden, and Ashley Welch, the fiancŽ of Josef Newgarden, raise their arms to celebrate as he crosses the finish line to win the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Joey Newgarden (left), the father of IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden, and Ashley Welch, the fiancŽ of Josef Newgarden, raise their arms to celebrate as he crosses the finish line to win the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden blurs by as he races towards turn 10 on his way to winning the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden blurs by as he races towards turn 10 on his way to winning the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden races through turn 10 on his way to winning the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden races through turn 10 on his way to winning the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times Noah Bonilla, 2, from Kissimmee, plays with his toy cars while in his stroller as he is pushed by his grandmother Joyce Gutierrez (not pictured) as they visit the track on race day at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times Noah Bonilla, 2, from Kissimmee, plays with his toy cars while in his stroller as he is pushed by his grandmother Joyce Gutierrez (not pictured) as they visit the track on race day at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
IndyCar driver Matheus Leist is helped from his car by the safety crew after crashing while against the wall coming from turn 9 during the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Matheus Leist is helped from his car by the safety crew after crashing while against the wall coming from turn 9 during the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
DIRK SHADD | Times IndyCar driver Matheus Leiston (left) lets out a big yawn while talking with Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti back stage during driver introductions before the start of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times IndyCar driver Matheus Leiston (left) lets out a big yawn while talking with Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti back stage during driver introductions before the start of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times IndyCar driver Colton Herta signs an autograph for Eva Hintz, 3 1/2, and her mom Heather Burton, from Clearwater, after driver introductions before he takes to the track for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019.
DIRK SHADD | Times IndyCar driver Colton Herta signs an autograph for Eva Hintz, 3 1/2, and her mom Heather Burton, from Clearwater, after driver introductions before he takes to the track for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019. "Her favorite driver is Jack Harvey because he drives the pink car," Burton said.
IndyCar driver #26 Zach Veach comes in for a pit stop on during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar driver #26 Zach Veach comes in for a pit stop on during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy walks with racing legend Mario Andretti before driving in an IndyCar two seater as grand marshal on race day at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy walks with racing legend Mario Andretti before driving in an IndyCar two seater as grand marshal on race day at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]


IndyCar rookie Marcus Ericsson puts on his race suit and nomex hood before hoping in his car on race day at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar rookie Marcus Ericsson puts on his race suit and nomex hood before hoping in his car on race day at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Race fans pack the grandstands on race day at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Race fans pack the grandstands on race day at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
The green flag waves to start the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
The green flag waves to start the 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Sebastien Bourdais smiles by his IndyCar before the singing of the National Anthem on race day at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Sebastien Bourdais smiles by his IndyCar before the singing of the National Anthem on race day at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Ryan Hunter-Reay gets strapped into his IndyCar during the morning warm up session on race day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Ryan Hunter-Reay gets strapped into his IndyCar during the morning warm up session on race day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Josef Newgarden makes his way down the Streets of St. Petersburg road course on race day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Josef Newgarden makes his way down the Streets of St. Petersburg road course on race day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
The sun rises over the track on IndyCar race day the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
The sun rises over the track on IndyCar race day the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Saturday: IndyCar Qualifying

IndyCar driver Will Power reacts after earning his 8th pole position at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar driver Will Power reacts after earning his 8th pole position at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Indy Pro 2000 cars race towards turn 10 during the Indy Pro Race #2. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indy Pro 2000 cars race towards turn 10 during the Indy Pro Race #2. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar rookie #7 Marcus Ericsson pulls into his pit stall during morning practice sessions at day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar rookie #7 Marcus Ericsson pulls into his pit stall during morning practice sessions at day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar team co-owner George Steinbrenner IV, with Harding Steinbrenner Racing, looks out to the track from his pit box before an IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar team co-owner George Steinbrenner IV, with Harding Steinbrenner Racing, looks out to the track from his pit box before an IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver #27 Alexander Rossi pulls into his pit stall during morning practice at day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar driver #27 Alexander Rossi pulls into his pit stall during morning practice at day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar driver Colton Herta talks with team co-owner George Steinbrenner IV, with Harding Steinbrenner Racing, in their pit box before Herta takes to the track an IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Colton Herta talks with team co-owner George Steinbrenner IV, with Harding Steinbrenner Racing, in their pit box before Herta takes to the track an IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Pictured through his sideview mirror, IndyCar driver Colton Herta in the cockpit of his car in pit lane before he takes to the track for an IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Pictured through his sideview mirror, IndyCar driver Colton Herta in the cockpit of his car in pit lane before he takes to the track for an IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Spencer Mienaltowshi, 10, from Waterford, Michigan, gets an autograph from IndyCar driver Jack Harvey as Harvey makes his way to his vehicle in pit lane for a practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Spencer Mienaltowshi, 10, from Waterford, Michigan, gets an autograph from IndyCar driver Jack Harvey as Harvey makes his way to his vehicle in pit lane for a practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
#18 Sebastien Bourdais smokes his tires while exiting his pit stall on his way to morning practice session during day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
#18 Sebastien Bourdais smokes his tires while exiting his pit stall on his way to morning practice session during day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Indy Pro 2000 cars race towards turn 10 during the Indy Pro Race #2. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indy Pro 2000 cars race towards turn 10 during the Indy Pro Race #2. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
The racing gloves and helmet of IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan rest on the pit wall before Kannan grabs them and climbs into his car for a practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
The racing gloves and helmet of IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan rest on the pit wall before Kannan grabs them and climbs into his car for a practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan laughs while talking with his team in his pit area. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan laughs while talking with his team in his pit area. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
The steering wheel #12 Will Power lights up as it's connected to his IndyCar before the start of morning practice sessions during day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
The steering wheel #12 Will Power lights up as it's connected to his IndyCar before the start of morning practice sessions during day two of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Pictured through the iconic windows of the Mahaffey Theater, fans watch from the observation deck. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Pictured through the iconic windows of the Mahaffey Theater, fans watch from the observation deck. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Crew members work to clear debris from the surface of the tires of IndyCar driver Will Power in pit lane. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Crew members work to clear debris from the surface of the tires of IndyCar driver Will Power in pit lane. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Will Power in the cockpit of his car in pit lane before he takes to the track for an IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Will Power in the cockpit of his car in pit lane before he takes to the track for an IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indy Pro 2000 cars race towards turn 10 during the Indy Pro Race #2. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indy Pro 2000 cars race towards turn 10 during the Indy Pro Race #2. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
With the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel‎ pictured in the background, Indy Pro 2000 cars race around turn nine. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
With the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel‎ pictured in the background, Indy Pro 2000 cars race around turn nine. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

Friday: Opening Day

With the city of St. Petersburg in the background, IndyCars through turn 10 during a practice session on the opening day of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
With the city of St. Petersburg in the background, IndyCars through turn 10 during a practice session on the opening day of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indy Lights driver Dalton Kellett makes his way around turn one during a practice session on opening day of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indy Lights driver Dalton Kellett makes his way around turn one during a practice session on opening day of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]


IndyCar crews tow their cars to the team pit stalls before the start of morning practice sessions at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Friday, March 8, 2019. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar crews tow their cars to the team pit stalls before the start of morning practice sessions at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Friday, March 8, 2019. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCars approach turn 12 with the Dali Museum as a backdrop during the morning practice session at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Friday, March 8, 2019. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCars approach turn 12 with the Dali Museum as a backdrop during the morning practice session at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Friday, March 8, 2019. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
An IndyCar approaches turn 13 during the morning practice session at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Friday, March 8, 2019. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
An IndyCar approaches turn 13 during the morning practice session at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Friday, March 8, 2019. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden walks towards pit row before a practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden walks towards pit row before a practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Scott Dixon climbs into his car for the practice session in his pit area. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Scott Dixon climbs into his car for the practice session in his pit area. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (28) moves through turn 10. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay (28) moves through turn 10. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Racing legend Mario Andretti talks with Robert Wickens at the pit area along side the track. Canadian IndyCar driver Robert Wickens was injured his spine in a race crash and is paralyzed from the chest down. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Racing legend Mario Andretti talks with Robert Wickens at the pit area along side the track. Canadian IndyCar driver Robert Wickens was injured his spine in a race crash and is paralyzed from the chest down. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Scott Dixon in his car as he gets ready for the IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Scott Dixon in his car as he gets ready for the IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Lorenzo Tomarchio watches from the grandstands while perched on his father's shoulders on the opening day of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg on Friday, March 8, 2019. Lorenzo was at the races with his parents Jim and Michelle, from Orlando. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
Lorenzo Tomarchio watches from the grandstands while perched on his father's shoulders on the opening day of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg on Friday, March 8, 2019. Lorenzo was at the races with his parents Jim and Michelle, from Orlando. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
 IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson (7) moves through turn 10 with Felix Rosenqvist (10) close behind during a practice session . [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson (7) moves through turn 10 with Felix Rosenqvist (10) close behind during a practice session . [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Race fans enjoy the warm weather in the grandstands overlooking pit lane during afternoon IndyCar practice sessions at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday, March 8, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Race fans enjoy the warm weather in the grandstands overlooking pit lane during afternoon IndyCar practice sessions at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday, March 8, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]


IndyCar driver Scott Dixon zooms through turn 10 during afternoon practice sessions at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday, March 8, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar driver Scott Dixon zooms through turn 10 during afternoon practice sessions at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday, March 8, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Safety crews assist IndyCar driver Colton Herta after missing a turn and going into the tire runoff area during afternoon practice sessions at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday, March 8, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
Safety crews assist IndyCar driver Colton Herta after missing a turn and going into the tire runoff area during afternoon practice sessions at day one of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday, March 8, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
IndyCar driver Marco Andretti in his pit box before climbing into his car for the second IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
IndyCar driver Marco Andretti in his pit box before climbing into his car for the second IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indycar driver James Hinchcliffe talks with team in his pit box after the first IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indycar driver James Hinchcliffe talks with team in his pit box after the first IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indycar driver James Hinchcliffe sports shoes with Hinch written on them and a Canadian flag before he climbs into his car for the second IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
Indycar driver James Hinchcliffe sports shoes with Hinch written on them and a Canadian flag before he climbs into his car for the second IndyCar practice session. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]


A wheel gun rests next to wheel of IndyCar driver Will Power's car in the pits. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
A wheel gun rests next to wheel of IndyCar driver Will Power's car in the pits. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
From left: Alex Vaurie, 6, his twin brother, Eliot Vaurie, and older brother Nathan Vaurie, 7, all from St. Pete, watch the practice session from the grand stands behind the pit box of their favorite driver Sebastien Bourdais. The three brothers were accompanied by their mother Anne Vaurie, who is originally from Paris, France. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]
From left: Alex Vaurie, 6, his twin brother, Eliot Vaurie, and older brother Nathan Vaurie, 7, all from St. Pete, watch the practice session from the grand stands behind the pit box of their favorite driver Sebastien Bourdais. The three brothers were accompanied by their mother Anne Vaurie, who is originally from Paris, France. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]