Robert Wickens Wins the Pole for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Will Power vowed on Friday that you’re going to see new faces and teams in the Fast Six on most race weekends this season. With a new car, it’s going to be very unpredictable to figure out. You won’t see him and his Team Penske teammates battling Scott Dixon and a few others for poles in 2018. He was right. 

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Will Sunday See Everyone Catch Up To The Ford’s?

AVONDALE, AZ – There’s no doubt about it, one of the biggest stories of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been the strength of the Ford teams. Most thought they’d have a big disadvantage for the season, as both Toyota and Chevrolet teams had new cars. But, after three races to the 2018 season, Ford has won two of the three races and led 84-percent of the overall laps (673 of 799). Also, Ford drivers have won all six stages this season so far too. But, after how…

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Saturday’s MRTI Qualifying, Race Reports From St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – After Friday’s opening day to the Mazda Road to Indy season, Saturday was the first race day of the year. Yesterday saw one practice session for each of the three rings of the ladder, then qualifying for today’s season openers after. On Saturday, it once again started off with an early morning wake up call for qualifying starting at 7:30 am ET, but ended with three straight races. Here are the recaps. 

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Top 5 Favorites For Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – The season opener is here for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be the first race of the 2018 season as well as the first race of the new car. With that being said, picking five drivers to win this weekend’s race without any other notes other than three practice sessions and qualifying, especially with the unknowns from a completely new car, is like picking the top five of a NASCAR restrictor plate race. But, I…

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Ranking The Teams’ Odds Of Winning Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) will serve as the first race of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. With that being said, we have a new car which races completely different than any other car in the past. So, with only three practice sessions and a qualifying round, it’s hard to predict who’s going to be the ones to beat on Sunday. So, we ranked the teams.

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Ed Carpenter Racing Having Strong Weekend in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Its been almost two years since Ed Carpenter Racing last went to victory lane in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. Now, they have two new drivers, one of which having never driven here in the United States before heading into the 2018 season opener. But, here they sit with a decent shot at winning Sunday’s season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). Rookie Jordan King has never been in any of the Mazda Road to Indy cars before. Heck, he’s never…

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After 3 Practices, Penske’s Stranghold on St. Pete Pole Looks To Be Threatened

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Coming into this weekend’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, the best word to describe what we’d see for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete (12:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) was unknown. With a new car, it would completely change the way you not just drive the car itself, but the 1.8-mile race track. James Hinchcliffe said it best on Friday that you have to change your approach on the whole track. Braking points, everything is different. 

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