James Hinchcliffe's Indy win a breath of fresh air

Oakville's James Hinchcliffe — driver of the #27 GoDaddy.com Andretti Autosport Dallara Chevrolet...

Oakville's James Hinchcliffe — driver of the #27 GoDaddy.com Andretti Autosport Dallara Chevrolet — celebrates Sunday after winning the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (REUTERS)

DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:50 PM ET

Up and down the IndyCar paddock at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg there were smiles as wide as the front stretch at the start finish line.

It was late Sunday afternoon and most drivers and team members were packing up to get back to their home bases whether it be Indianapolis for the Andretti Autosport team or Charlotte for the Penske and Ganassi teams.

There was a general feeling among the group that James Hinchcliffe’s win earlier in the day signalled a changing of the guard in a series that for too long has been, at best, an afterthought in the world of auto racing.


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