Bourdais snatches victory in IndyCar opener

Kyle Kirkwood dominated USF2000 Race in St. Petersburg to take the win in his first USF2000 start

Kyle Kirkwood dominated USF2000 Race in St. Petersburg to take the win in his first USF2000 start

His Team Penske teammates have not forgotten the popular driver.

The first race of the IndyCar season is off to a messy start on the streets of St. Petersburg.

Wickens, who had a lengthy meeting with Verizon IndyCar Series officials after the race, disagreed with Rossi's assessment of the incident, saying he was uncertain if the race was being restarted because the flashing lights on the pace vehicle weren't turned off as is customary on the final caution lap before a restart. On Friday, he was still trying to adjust to not being on the track and not seeing his familiar No. 3 making laps. I defended a little bit, but the track was so dirty off line that I told myself that if Alex wants to go there, go for it, but he's not going to make the corner. In a rehabilitation center and stitched together as the Indy 500 went on without him, Bourdais vowed to get his vehicle back before the end of the season. We adapt. We move on with life. We didn't get a good lap.

Castroneves, a three-time victor at St. Pete, is the grand marshal for Sunday's race.

Helio Castroneves gave the command to start the engines while partially hanging off one of the fences. "I don't know. Just super disappointed".

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"He defended the position, which he has the right to do, but in doing so, in moving the reaction, he put me into the marbles pretty late into the corner", Rossi said. Is he going to come back?

"I was very emotional in the auto. Once again, you're going to get in the race because you earned it, not just because you showed up". Same for Jay Howard, who drove for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports previous year.

"Yes, we're rookies in IndyCar. but (I've) also been racing for 12 years", King said.

There will be bumps with this driver class simply based on lack of experience in an Indy vehicle. Rahal wouldn't mind if the bumping part of qualifying was done on Saturday, the first day, with the pole awarded on Sunday. Many thought Bourdais might walk away from the sport after hitting the turn two wall in Indianapolis at well over 230 miles per hour causing his auto to flip and catch fire. "I like those conditions a lot", he added. The Andretti Autosport driver got a better run out of the final corner and was within striking distance of Wickens' Schmidt Peterson Motorsports vehicle.

While Hinchliffe is an IndyCar veteran, Wickens comes to the American series after a successful career racing in Europe.

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Wickens, who started from the pole position in the #6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda after qualifying in pole position on Saturday, was vying to become the first driver to win an Indy vehicle race in his debut since Buzz Calkins in 1996 at Walt Disney World Speedway. After Mikhail Aleshin of Russian Federation had difficulty returning to the USA after the 24 Hours of Le Mans last June, the team needed a replacement driver and Hinchcliffe recommended his friend. The two cars made contact, and Wickens spun off-course.

Ten months after a massive crash in qualifying for the Indy 500 left him confined to a hospital bed for several months, Sébastien Bourdais was back with a vengence in IndyCar, albeit a lucky one. It led him to a full-time move to IndyCar alongside his old buddy. This allowed Sebastien Bourdais to sneak through and steal the victory, with Rossi taking third and a distraught Wickens being left behind in his damaged #6 auto. Bourdais' victory is the sixth in the history Dale Coyne Racing and the fifth for Bourdais in cars entered by the co-owners Jimmy Vasser and James Sullivan. "I'm living a childhood dream and it's pretty cool".

Bourdais said he never considered not returning to racing.

Rossi would go on to express his sadness that the incident took place, saying: "Super-unfortunate to see that happen - I feel bad because I think I could have won and he could have been second".

The streets of St. Petersburg are roaring as the track goes hot as IndyCars make their way toward turn 10 during the first IndyCar practice on the first day of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., Friday, March 9, 2018.

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