Inside the Box Score: St. Petersburg

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Numbers to note following the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at the 1.8-mile streets of St. Petersburg circuit - the opening round of the 2016 Verizon Indy Car Series season:

1.90 - Average running position of Simon Pagenaud for the 110 laps of racing at St. Pete. Pagenaud’s second-place finish was his best since joining Team Penske

1.96 - Average running position of race winner Juan Pablo Montoya for the 110 laps of racing at St. Pete.

2 - Positions gained by Scott Dixon (ninth to seventh) Tony Kanaan (11th to ninth) and Graham Rahal (18th to 16th) in the final 11 laps of the race.

4 - Qualifying position of Montoya. The race winner has qualified fourth at St. Petersburg the last four years.

6 - Poles for Will Power at St. Petersburg. Power broke his own track record for the second consecutive season.

12 - Positions improved by Mikhail Aleshin (17th to fifth), most of any of the 22 starters.

15 - Indy car wins for Montoya, tying him with Alex Zanardi for 31st on the all-time list…Laps led by Conor Daly, most in his career and three more laps than he’d led in his career.

43 - Indy car poles for Will Power, who is fifth on the all-time list.

21 - Laps in which Aleshin improved his position, most of any driver.

250 - Consecutive starts by Kanaan, extending his all-time record.

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