Robb Runs Strong in Debut, Finishes 16th in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, FL (Sunday, March 5, 2023) – Sting Ray Robb (#51 Biohaven – Dale Coyne Racing with RWR), had an eventful first NTT INDYCAR SERIES race on Sunday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg but despite a setback on the opening lap, the rookie recovered to finish 15th.

Started: 23rd
Finished: 16th

  • Robb was involved in an opening lap incident in Turn 3.
  • With cars spinning ahead of him, he managed to avoid most of the melee but suffered some damage to his #51 Biohaven machine.
  • With the race red flagged, the team had to wait to make any repairs to his car, but as soon as the caution came out, the crew put on a fresh set of Firestone tires and a new front wing and sent him back on track.
  • The rookie exited pit lane in 21st, one lap down.
  • After the opening lap incident, Robb ran a clean race and competitive lap times throughout the 100-lap event to bring his #51 machine home in 16th place.

Sting Ray Robb #51 Biohaven Honda – Dale Coyne Racing with RWR
“What a day! We started P23, at the back of the field. We went to turn 3 on the opening lap and we were involved in that incident and had some contact on all four corners but somehow, I was able to make it back to pit lane. The guys changed the tires, made a couple of repairs and they sent me back out. We went down a lap at some point during the race, but got it back later in the race and saw I think everything that is possible in a race today! I learned a lot. The last stint was pretty good and I’m very happy to finish where we did. I mean, considering where we started the race and the turn three incident, this is a good result. So, a huge shout out to the crew. They worked their tail ends off this weekend and, that 51 Honda was still pretty good at the end of it all.”

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