Inside the box score - Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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Numbers to note following the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the 1.8-mile St. Petersburg street circuit - the opening round of the 2017 Verizon Indy Car Series season:

3.72 – Average running position of race winner Sebastien Bourdais for the 110 laps of racing at St. Petersburg.

8 – Lead changes in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which was the most at St. Petersburg since 2012.

13 – Drivers who won an Indy car race after having started 20th or worse after Bourdais' win from 21st.  

14 – Races that Simon Pagenaud has led over the last 18 Verizon IndyCar Series events.  

20 – Laps in which Ryan Hunter-Reay improved his position, most of any driver. Hunter-Reay was the only driver to improve his position in the final 11 laps of the race.

36 – Career Indy car wins for Bourdais, who moved into sole possession of sixth place on the all-time list.

45 – Career Indy car poles for Will Power, which ranks fifth on the all-time list.

90 – Career podium finishes for Scott Dixon after his third-place finish. Dixon tied Helio Castroneves for sixth on the all-time list.

266 – Consecutive starts by Tony Kanaan, extending his all-time record.

328 – Indy car starts for Helio Castroneves which ranks fourth on the all-time list. Kanaan ranks fifth on the list with his 327 starts.

2,526 – Laps led by Bourdais in his Indy car career. He is the 22nd Indy car driver to lead more than 2,500 laps his career.

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