1. IndyCar Series driver Marcus Ericsson celebrates his win on Sunday in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  2. Nikita Johnson, seen here in a portrait photograph before the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, earned his first USF2000 win Sunday.
  3. Andretti Autosport driver Romain Grosjean, center, celebrates with his pit crew after he wins the pole position for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Saturday.
  4. Fans watch IndyCar practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday. The 27 entrants for Sunday's race will be the most in Grand Prix history.
  5. IndyCar driver Colton Herta prepares for the start of Friday's practice session at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  6. The National Weather Service is calling for a slight chance of rain and warm temperatures this weekend across Tampa Bay ahead of events like the Florida Strawberry Festival. Jane Harris, The Best Around manager, prepared a Langos elephant ear, at Florida Strawberry Festival on Thursday in Plant City.
  7. Scott McLaughlin earned his first IndyCar Series win at last year's Grand Prix.
  8. Firestone has made greener tires made from the guayule desert shrub for the IndyCar Series. They'll appear in five races this year, including the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  9. The IndyCar Series returns this week for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  10. Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart competed at the 2022 NHRA Nevada Nationals and will be racing in Gainesville in March.
  11. Nikita Johnson, 14, will be the youngest competitor at this week's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
  12. IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean, seen here at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, strongly considered becoming a St. Petersburg resident.
  13. LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam will have a role at next week's Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersbrg.
  14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the Daytona 500 thanks in part to the man behind him, crew chief Mike Kelley.
  15. NASCAR star Kyle Busch, center, joked (kind of) this week that his odds of winning the Powerball are higher than his odds of finally winning the Daytona 500.
  16. Actor Frankie Muniz, seen here at a pro/celebrity race in 2005, is jumping full-speed-ahead into auto racing and will race at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.
  17. Travis Pastrana is trying to qualify for Sunday's Daytona 500.
  18. NASCAR crew chief Billy Scott went to Land O'Lakes High and has climbed the ranks to the top Cup Series.
  19. NASCAR driver Aric Almirola, left, poses with Lightning defenseman Ian Cole before Tampa Bay played Colorado Thursday at Amalie Arena. Almirola gave Cole a copy of a racing helmet that he signed for Cole’s two children. Cole presented Almirola with a Lightning jersey.
  20. Kevin Savoree, one of the owners of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, addresses reporters during a kickoff event for the 2023 race.
  21. Future NASCAR Hall of Famer Kevin Harvick made his first Cup Series start the same year Tom Brady made his first NFL start. They came in together, and they're going out together, too.
  22. Go-kart drivers zoom out of the starting line during a practice session in the parking lot of Tropicana Field during the ROK Cup USA Series 25th Annual Florida Winter Tour on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 in St. Petersburg.
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