Over the course of two weeks, the NTT IndyCar Series has conducted two races: one on a permanent road course (Barber Motorsports Park outside Birmingham, Ala.) and this week’s contest on the streets of St Petersburg, Fla.
The streets were bare and quiet in downtown Long Beach, California this April, after crews removed grandstands, walls and fencing they’d erected in anticipation of the 46th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. The track had been close to being built by the second week of March, with only finishing touches remaining.
While it was anti-climatic, Takuma Sato brought his No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) Panasonic/PeopleReady Dallara/Honda first to the checkered flags to win the 104th Indianapolis 500.