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Hinchcliffe Wins First Career Race In Season Opener

Last updated on Monday, March 25, 2013

(St. Petersburg, FL) - In the IZOD Indycar Series Sunday, James Hinchcliffe opened the 2013 Indycar season by making a pass on the final restart of the race to win the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and notch the first professional win of his young career.

Hinchcliffe crossed the finish line 1.09 seconds ahead of defending race champion, Helio Castroneves, in becoming the first Canadian to win an Indycar or CART series event since 2007.

Castroneves was followed by Marco Andretti, Tony Kanaan, and Scott Dixon.

Indycar races the Hondy Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on April the 7th.

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