Even with their families and their fans supporting them, the three Brazilians were not on the IndyCar podium.
Rookie Conor Daly, who started 31st, drove a solid race in the No. 41 ABC Supply Honda to finish 22nd.
ABC Supply extends its contract to sponsor AJ Foyt Racing through 2015.
“I think after a long break, everyone hungers to get back racing"
A.J. Foyt’s new driver, Takuma Sato, qualifies second for best start ever in Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Power posted a best lap of 1 minute, 1.2070 seconds in the 10-minute Firestone Fast Six session that culminated the three rounds of knockout qualifications
“You must be quite careful going through Turn 1 at the start and on the re-starts," said Takuma Sato.
Sato continues to show speed in ABC Supply Honda as IZOD IndyCar Series kicks off in St. Petersburg
Takuma Sato discovered that the drink system had failed again—for a different reason from the last race.
The yellow flag came out on lap 211 for Ana Beatriz’s accident and that untimely yellow stole any chance of victory for Takuma Sato.
The DNF was costly to the team in the IZOD IndyCar Series point standings as they plummeted from fourth to eighth.
Ryan Hunter-Reay claims Verizon P1 Award.
“Firestone Fast Six” Qualifying Results (mph): 1. Will Power (105.870); 2. Takuma Sato (105.2333); 3. Simona de Silvestro (104.910); 4. James Hinchfliffe (104.816); 5. Helio Castroneves (104.686); 6. Tristan Vautier (104.408).
A.J. Foyt and team celebrated the pole in Texas but has bad luck in the first race of the weekend.
A.J. Foyt Racing’s Takuma Sato led the dozen Honda-powered competitors on Friday.
Sato is currently fourth in the overall IZOD IndyCar Series championship.
Takuma Sato on Barber Motorsport Park: "Average speed is high too so to get good balance for both aero and mechanical is the key."