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Bourdais comes from the back to win at St. Petersburg

Sebastien Bourdais came from last on the grid to take victory in the season opening Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season around the streets of St. Petersburg on Sunday, leading home reigning champion Simon Pagenaud by 10.3508 seconds. The Dale Coyne Racing driver recovered from his early crash during qualifying on Saturday to hit the front with a pass into turn one on Team Penske’s Pagenaud, and then drove superbly away from his fellow Frenchman to take his team’s first victory since 2014 and Honda’s first road course triumph since Mid-Ohio in 2014. A mid-race caution period changed the complexion of the afternoon, as Mikhail Aleshin and Tony Kanaan tangled at turn four,...
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