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Hélio Castroneves starts seventh. The Brazilian finished second in at least one Toronto race the last two years but his average Toronto finish is 13.25 in twelve starts. Takuma Sato will start eighth. The Japanese driver has finished 20th or worse in five of seven Toronto starts but he did finish fifth in race two last year. Tony Kanaan starts ninth. He finished third and second last year at Exhibition Place. Graham Rahal rounds out the top ten. His father Bobby won the most recent IndyCar race to take place on June 14th. Bobby won at Portland on June 14, 1987. It was Bobby's first win of that season as he went on to win the 1987 championship. Josef Newgarden and James Jakes will round out row six. Newgarden has never finished in the top ten at Toronto while Jakes' best Toronto finish is eighth.
Carlos Muñoz starts 13th, which is the worst position a Toronto winner has started from. Muñoz's team owner Michael Andretti won from 13th in 2001. Jack Hawksworth starts 14th. The Brit finished sixth in Toronto 2 last year. Charlie Kimball rounds out the top fifteen. Kimball's first career podium came at Toronto in 2012. He finished second. The man Kimball finished second to in 2012 is the man who will join him on row eight, Ryan Hunter-Reay. The 2012 champion has yet to lead a lap in 2015.
Sebastián Saavedra starts 17th. He was set to advance to round two of qualifying but had his best lap invalidated for causing a yellow flag within the final five minutes of his group. Marco Andretti joins Saavedra on row nine. Andretti has six top tens in eight Toronto starts and his average starting position at Toronto is 15.5. Look for Andretti to make up some ground in the race. Rookies Conor Daly and Stefano Coletti round out the top twenty. Daly finished sixth in his most recent IndyCar start at Belle Isle. Coletti will make his debut at Exhibition Place.
Tristan Vautier will start 21st. He finished 19th and 16th in his only two Toronto starts in 2013. Gabby Chaves will start 22nd. The Colombian finished third and second in his two Indy Lights starts at Toronto. Rodolfo González will round out the grid in 23rd. The Venezuelan had an accident in qualifying that caused a red flag and negated his two fastest laps.
NBCSN's coverage of the Honda Indy Toronto will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET with green flag at 3:37 p.m. ET.