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James HinchcliffeDrama punctuated the Honda Indy Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season opener. The reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion opened the season in 18th place. The Verizon P1 Award winner and 2012 championship runner-up wound up 16th. The four-time series title-holder exited early in the race because of contact. In the end, James Hinchcliffe scored his first win on the 1.8-mile temporary street circuit by holding off Helio Castroneves over the final 26 laps.The 26-year-old Canadian overtook Castroneves in Turn 1 of a Lap 85 restart, conserved fuel in the No. 27 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Andretti Autosport and held on for a 1.0982-second victory. He's the first Canadian to win an Indy car race since Paul Tracy in 2007 at Cleveland and gave Michael Andretti his 44th Indy car victory (two more than he had as a driver). Castroneves, the 2012 race winner, was second and Marco Andretti overtook Simona de Silvestro in Turn 1 of the final lap to ear...
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James Hinchcliffe picked up his first career IndyCar Series victory in Sunday's season opener at St. Petersburg, where Andretti Autosport showed it's picked up right where it left off after last year's championship season.
Hinchcliffe passed Helio Castroneves on the final restart to take the lead and held on to win by 1.09 seconds over defending race winner Castroneves...
The Mayor of Hinchtown capitalized on a mistake from Helio Castroneves to win his first IZOD IndyCar Series race in his 32nd start.
It was a very emotional victory lane as James Hinchcliffe earned his first career victory in his 32nd Izod IndyCar Series start today in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Pete.
Hinchcliffe made a bold pass on leader Helio Castroneves on the final restart with 26 laps to go and never looked back. Three-time event winner Castroneves put heat on Hinchcliffe until the final five laps until...
Going into Sunday's Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, a headline in the Toronto Sun tagged their hometown racing hero, James Hinchcliffe, as "the man who can save IndyCar."
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