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Andretti Happy With Start To Season

Marco Andretti opened the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series season with a third-place finish on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. (Al Steinberg Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – Marco Andretti ventured to Europe in the offseason to get pointers from a driver coach, pored over data from Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car, watched race video and even changed car numbers.

It all was in an effort to improve his street/road course game and luck. The early report is it’s worked.

Andretti, driving the No. 25 RC Cola car, started seventh in the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and overtook both Tony Kanaan and Simona de Silvestro in the final laps to earn his first podium finish in a street/road course event since Toronto in July 2011.

“For me, this feels like a win for the struggles I have been having,” said Andretti, who posted his best finish on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street course in eight races. “All I can say is that it feels great to have the hard work pay off.”

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