Kanaan Starts on the Front Row, but Rookie Munoz Could be the one to beat
Tony knows how to drive, and he knows how to win. He also grabbed a front row position for today's race on the streets of St. Petersburg, alongside Takuma Sato. But in the earlier morning practice, it was Carlos Munoz who had the fastest race car.
There are plenty of familiar faces in the field again this year, but also a few new ones. Like Munoz, Carlos Huertas hails from Bogota, Colombia. Jack Hawksworth is from England, and Mikhail Aleshin comes to the series from Moscow.
2014 also marks the return of Juan Pablo Montoya to the sport. After several mediocre years in NASAR, JPM moves to the IndyCar side of Penske Racing. He starts well back in the pack, in row 10.
The Andretti team returns intact, with Marco Andretti, James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay. The team put two on the podium at St. Petersburg in 2013, so they will definitely be strong today as well.
The race gets underway on ABC in just under two hours, and with Verizon as the new series sponsor, we may well see some difference in coverage. If you're watching, join in!