Paddock Buzz: St. Petersburg Becomes Wild Collision Course

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding was a wild flurry of chaos to start the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, with five caution periods and one red flag. Six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Dixon was able to continue and finish third. “It felt like he didn’t see that I was there,” Rosenqvist said. But I turned around and next thing I saw was a car flying over. “I thought we did a good job managing it all,” Rahal said. Rahal’s car came within inches of hitting the tire barrier in Turn 4 on a restart during the race, but he continued his pursuit of the front. “And then, what I liked the most today is when guys like Newgarden were behind me, Power was behind. 51 Abel Motorsports car, the sophomore driver found the front on an early restart and led 27 of 40 laps.

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