PODCAST: Why IndyCar drivers love racing in St. Petersburg?

We are the home of the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and it is the kickoff point to the IndyCar season. We talked about the street course in St. Pete and why drivers have come to love this course.

Tony Kanaan, Charlie Kimball, Marco Andretti, Scott Dixon and the 2016 IndyCar Champion Simon Pagenaud all took time to talk about why they enjoy starting the season off in St. Petersburg.

Remember to listen to the race here on The Flagship home of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg here on  WHBO 1040 AM radio part of the News and Sports Talk Florida family.

Here is a copy the course layout.


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