Newgarden's focus has turned to getting proper rest, knowing how mentally and physically taxing the 90-lap race will be on Sunday.
The first take in St. Petersburg was cut short after 50 laps due to a mechanical issue.
Josef Newgarden: "It is a shame to have a mechanical issue; you don't want to start a season that way..."
Newgarden will start in the eighth row for Sunday's race on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn scenic street course on the St. Petersburg harbor.
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