ST. PETERSBURG – When Graham Rahal won the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg a decade ago in his first IndyCar race, he assumed he’d be back for more – wins in the series, and victories .

He’s right; Sebastien Bourdais started last in 2017 and won, and Rahal came from behind to win the Grand Prix in 2008.

That’s because the wreck between leader Robert Wickens and Alexander Rossi knocked both of them out of contention for the win and allowed Rahal to slide through for his first podium finish since June.Off day for Penske.

His finish was part of a rough day for Team Penske, which has won eight times in St. Petersburg.

The Grand Prix reported record crowds in the two previous years.

366 On-track passes Sunday, the most in Grand Prix history.