Sunday's season opening event at St. Petersburg was filled with a little bit of everything. You had the new rules in place, some aggressive driving, injuries, blocking, good competition and flat out domination all in one race.
Dario Franchitti cruised to an easy victory as he took a seven second lead over runner-up Will Power. Tony Kanaan and Simona de Silvestro had quite a duel in the last half of the race that provided for some great racing, and a lot of controversy. Not to be outdone though, were the drivers who literally couldn't wait to get the season started.
All in all it was a great race, and the ratings were higher than I thought they would be. The next race is scheduled for April 10th at Barber Motorsports Park, for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The race is scheduled to start at 3:00pm.
Here are five things that we learned from Sunday's race that we might not have known before the race began.