Franchitti Finishes 13th in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Results (with starting pos.) from St. Petersburg
1. (5) Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Chevrolet Dallara
2. (6) Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Honda Dallara
3. (3) Ryan Hunter-Reay, No. 28 Chevrolet Dallara
13. (9) Dario Franchitti, No. 10 Target Honda Dallara

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 25, 2012) – Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) driver Scott Dixon led the most laps today with 37 (of 100) at the Honda Prix of St. Petersburg en route to a second-place finish, while Target teammate Dario Franchitti came home 13th.
Franchitti started the race in 10th, and moved up to eighth before the completion of the first lap.  When a car stalled on the course on lap 13, Franchitti’s crew called him to pit-road, beating the caution-flag.  Franchitti would continue to run in the top-15 as the leaders remained on an alternate pit-strategy.  The No. 10 Target Honda Dallara came to pit road for the last time on lap 67, returning to the course in 16th.  Franchitti would work his way up to 10th, but finish 13th after running out of fuel on the last lap.
With the results, Dixon is second in the IZOD IndyCar Series point standings with 42 markers, while Franchitti stands 13th with 17 markers.
Honda is second in the manufacturer point standings with six, trailing Chevrolet with nine.
Up next for Team Target is Round 2 of the IZOD IndyCar Series with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama from Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday, April 1st (2:00 pm ET NBC Sports).
TCGR Quoteboard
Dario Franchitti: “It was a tough day.  We ran out of fuel leaving that last corner.  The Target Team will do some work and be back strong in Barber.”

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