Hinchcliffe Breaks Through To Victory In St. Pete

Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher – Photo


The opening race of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Season started off on the streets of St. Petersburg with polesitter Will Power putting his traditional mark on the field.

The Aussie led away from the start, pulling out an 11-second lead by Lap 18, but then things started to get very, very interesting.

A crash on cold tires by Dario Franchitti on Lap 19 brought out the first caution of the day, and when the race resumed on Lap 32, Power’s Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves–the defending race winner–served notice he wasn’t going down without a fight.