ST. Pete gears up for the 2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The opening race to the INDYCAR season.

Grand Prix of St. Pete: Drivers love the track and the city

For the tenth straight year IndyCars will scream through the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida at nearly 200 mph. Since 2005, St. Pete, normally known for yachts, beaches, and the Dali Museum, has transformed its waterfront into a temporary

Popular racer Tony Kanaan wins his first Indy 500 after 12 tries. (Photo:  mstakin)

Tony Kanaan a popular winner of the Indy 500

The 2013 Indianapolis 500 went to the popular Brazilian driver Tony Kanaan in his 12th try. He drove past Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart Sunday with three laps to go, and then coasted across the finish line under yellow