Anthony Martin Makes It 2-for-2 In Pro Mazda in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Talented Australian Anthony Martin continued from where he left off yesterday, scoring another flag-to-flag victory in this afternoon’s Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. He now boasts a perfect two-for-two record in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Martin, 22, led throughout the 40-minute race to enjoy a weekend sweep for himself and the locally based Cape Motorsports team on the Streets of St. Petersburg. The remaining podium finishers also repeated from yesterday, with Victor Franzoni, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, finishing second…

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Good Start to 2017 Season for NASCAR’s Young Guns

The youth movement is starting to really take shape at NASCAR’s premiere level. With recent stars like Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards retiring, the younger drivers are finally getting their chance to shine and show what they’ve really got. After three races to this season, they’re doing just that. Four of the top six drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings are 26 or younger in age. 24-year old Kyle Larson is really showing that he can be the championship contender that we all thought he…

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Rough Start to 2017 Season for Jimmie Johnson

After winning his record tying seventh Cup championship at Homestead in 2016, Jimmie Johnson said the pressure was now off. Yes, he wants to win a record setting eighth Cup title, but to get to seven, the pressure is gone. Unfortunately, that new outlook hasn’t turned into much success. At Daytona, Johnson crashed four times, ruining three race cars during Speedweeks. In the Clash, he crashed twice exiting Turn 4, he would finish 16th out of 17 drivers. In the Duels, he was involved in a crash with Ryan Blaney…

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Kyle Busch Punches Joey Logano On Pit Road After Last Lap Incident in Las Vegas

Unfortunately, for Martin Truex Jr. no one is going to know he won Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A post race fight in pit road between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano will steal the headlines instead. On the final lap, Brad Keselowski had an issue and was slow on the track. At that point, Logano, Busch, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson all caught him. It just happened to be on the same part of the track with five drivers going for the same amount of real…

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Martin Truex Jr. Capitalizes and Wins Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas

Martin Truex Jr. rallied to victory Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski with a lap and a half remaining and sweeping all three stages of the Kobalt 400. Truex led 150 of the 267 laps in the Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota. His first win of the season was his first at the 1.5-mile track and the eighth of his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career. Truex led just 10 laps in the opening 80-lap stage, but set the pace for the majority of the race’s…

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16 Year Old Colton Herta Wins 2nd Indy Lights Race in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Colton Herta impressed everyone yesterday on his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires debut by charging through from sixth to second. But that was nothing compared to this morning on the Streets of St. Petersburg. The 16-year-old from Valencia, Calif., started from the pole and displayed remarkable poise as he outpaced the field to win the Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires in convincing style for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing. The son of 1993 Indy Lights champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 car owner Bryan…

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From Last to 1st, Sebastien Bourdais Wins Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – He didn’t know it then, but that crash in qualifying on Saturday ended up being a blessing in disguise for Sebastien Bourdais. The St. Pete native was forced to start 21st, last, in Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, which as weird as this sounds, worked to his advantage. By starting back there, he missed the opening lap crash between Graham Rahal, Mikhail Aleshin, Charlie Kimball and Carlos Munoz. Also by starting back there, he was able to go off sequence early and benefit from the…

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Simon Pagenaud Backs Up Title Defense With 2nd Consecutive Runner-Up Finish at St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete was a French connection. Both of which capitalized on the Lap 25 caution to bring two French drivers 1-2 in today’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener. Simon Pagenaud benefited the most coming from a 14th starting spot to a second place finish in his No. 1 Chevrolet this afternoon. When qualifying ended yesterday, everyone was concerned to how Pagenaud would do this weekend. He was struggling with the new brakes and the team was struggling with getting the handling…

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Honda’s Dominate Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete, Taking 4 of the Top 5 Spots

St. Petersburg, Fla – Last year, Chevrolet drivers dominated the entire 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Away from the superspeedways, they led all but 116 laps and took every pole and race victory. With the aerokit freeze, why would it be any different? Instead, it was. Honda was dominant on the streets of St. Pete from the drop of the green flag for the opening practice session on Friday morning and it lasted through the checkered flag of Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete.

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Lap 25 Caution Turning Point of Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete, Hurts Hinchcliffe, Dixon Others

St. Petersburg, Fla – The biggest storyline of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season opening race on the streets of St. Pete has to be the Lap 25 caution. Debris was all over the track from contact between Mikhail Aleshin and Tony Kanaan which brought out the second caution of the race. That was the turning point. Several cars had already pitted which really hurt the leaders at that point of the race. James Hinchcliffe, had a 3+ second lead over second place Scott Dixon and was starting to get…

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