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INDYCAR: Inside The Box Score – Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

Numbers to note following the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg — the opening round of the 2014 Verizon Indy Car Series season.

 

1.98 - Average running position of Will Power for the 110 laps of racing at St. Petersburg.

 

 

2 - Drivers who have won at St. Petersburg more than once – Helio Castroneves (3 wins) and Will Power (2 wins)

 

7 - Lead changes in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The previous nine averaged 6.4 lead changes.

 

8 - Consecutive Indy car seasons with at least one victory for Will Power.

 

12 - Finishing position of Mikhail Aleshin, the highest-placed Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate.

 

13 - Positions improved by Josef Newgarden (22nd to ninth), most of any driver in the race.

 

17.8 - Percentage that Will Power has won in his Indy car career (22 for 123).

 

22 - Wins for Will Power, which ties Emerson Fittipaldi and Tony Bettenhausen for 19th on the all-time list.

 

25 - Laps in which Sebastien Bourdais improved his position – most of any driver in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

 

50 - The lead Chevrolet earned in the Manufacturers’ Championship standings by placing three cars in the top-five at St. Pete. Chevrolet leads Honda 122-72.

 

55 - Races led by Will Power since the beginning of 2010, a span of 69 races.

 

93.572 - Average speed of the race in mph, the fastest-ever  Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

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