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Dario gets it done in downtown St. Pete

The Target brand was a big winner over the weekend, as Dario Franchitti piloted the number10 car of Target Chip Gansassi Racing to victory in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The race through the streets of downtown St. Petersburg, Fl, consisted of 100 laps over a 1.8 mile, 14 turn course, and the distinctive red and white Target car was featured extensively during television coverage. To watch highlights of the race, click here.

Franchitti’s victory in the inaugural race of the 2011 season of the Izod Indy Car Series puts him and the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team in a favorable position to possibly record their third consecutive Izod Indy Car championship.

Elsewhere in NASCAR racing news, the Target brand began the AutoClub 400 in the front row as Juan Pablo Montoya ran the fastest lap times in qualifying to earn the pole position. However, after the race began he didn’t stay there long. Montoya would run near the front much of the day and wound up finishing 10th. To watch a race recap, click here.

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