Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Odds to Win on March 30, 2014

2014 Firestone Grand Prix

The 2014 IndyCar Series is finally ready to get going in what has been its most highly anticipated start in years with plenty of buzz and excitement heading into what should be the most competitive IndyCar season in memory. Juan Pablo Montoya returns to IndyCar after a 13 year absence as he will drive for Team Penske and be among the favorites on the IndyCar betting board each week. Meanwhile longtime fan favorite Dario Franchitti has retired. Scott Dixon will enter the 2014 IndyCar Series season as the defending champion as he won the championship for the second time in his career with the other title taking place all the way back in 2003. The IndyCar Series season gets underway on March 30 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that will take place on March 30 with coverage on ABC starting at 4 PM ET.

Track Info & Past Winners

The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is run on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg on a 1.8 mile circuit with 14 turns. James Hinchcliffe beat the IndyCar odds to win the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg last year with Helio Castroneves winning in 2012, Dario Franchitti winning in 2011, Will Power in 2010, Ryan Briscoe in 2009, Graham Rahal in 2008, and Castroneves taking the checkers there in 2007 and 2006.

Top Drivers

Scott Dixon finished 5th at St. Pete last year with a 2nd place finish in 2012. Prior to that he struggled at St. Pete with finishes of 16th, 18th, 16th, and 22nd.

Castroneves finished 2nd at St. Pete last year after taking the checkers there in 2012. He has 8 starts with 3 wins at St. Pete with an average start of 4.5 and average finish of 6.4. He has a total of 6 top 5 finishes at St. Pete.

Tony Kanaan has 9 career starts at St. Pete and although he has no wins he does have 7 top 5 finishes and an average finish of 6.4 with an average start of 5.0.

Will Power has 1 win and 5 top 10 finishes at St. Pete in 6 starts.

The Pick

We’ll ride with Castroneves!