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Hinchcliffe victory chances ended by ill-timed caution

An ill-timed caution period cost James Hinchcliffe a shot at victory around the streets of St. Petersburg on Sunday, with the early race leader falling down the field as a result. Ironically for Hinchcliffe, it was an incident involving his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team-mate Mikhail Aleshin that caused the caution when the Russian clipped the back of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan at turn four to leave debris all over the track. Hinchcliffe had made a great start to slip into second ahead of Scott Dixon into turn one on the opening lap, and then passed pole sitter Will Power for the lead just after the first caution period for a three-car first lap crash, only to lose out in the...
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