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FYI WIRZ: IZOD IndyCar Fastest Six Off to Jump Start after St. Petersburg

The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg during the last week in March was hot—not weather hot—because it was comfortable in upper 80s with some humidity, but hot as in popular and entertaining.  Hot as in big crowds.  Hot as in exciting racing and fan amenities.   And it was hottest for drivers first. The 1.8 mile, 14-turn, road course speed-fashioned by barriers around waterfront streets and an airport runway with zero banking other than uneven pavement provided all the challenge open-wheel race car pilots could want.         A double-file start erased any edge some of the top qualifiers brought to the green flag because a first turn multi-car crash took a toll on ...

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