Hooray! The racing season is open. Not only did Sebastian Bourdias win, but he had the drive of the day. From last place (21) to first...not an easy task. I was very happy for him because he has had a few tough years, but has a great racing history. Following in second was Simon Pagenaud, last year's champion. Third went to Scott Dixon, always a top finisher. Jumping back to Bourdias for a minute, he switched teams this year going to Dale Coyne Racing. Coyne rarely hired drivers for the full season, but took the chance to hire Bourdias for this season. I'll bet he is happy now.

Still liking Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan. Kanaan ended up in 12th and Sato, who had a good day, ended up in 5th. Sato also changed teams this year and is now one of the Andretti drivers.

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