Tag Archive: Tony Kanaan

May 02

Castroneves sentimental on return to Gateway for open test

Helio Castroneves is one driver who holds very special memories for the track

Helio CastronevesThe Verizon IndyCar Series prepares for its anticipated return to Gateway Motorsports Park in August with an open test for full-season entries Tuesday at the 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 28

Indycar community celebrates legends Castroneves, Kanaan

“The best thing is not many people can say we can do this 20 years, something that we love, and still be very good at it”

Tony Kanaan and Helio CastronevesHelio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan stood in between their race cars outside Heard Museum, enjoying a moment in the shiny desert twilight, the decibels of upbeat banter between Brazilian buddies demanding laughter. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 25

Rolex 24 At Daytona qualifying set for Thursday; Starting Positions Vital in Endurance Sports Car Classic

55th Running of Rolex 24 Begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday

Rolex 24 At DAYTONAJeff Gordon, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan Part of All-Star Driver Lineup. A 24-hour race is by no means a flat-out sprint, but it sure has looked that way in recent years at the end of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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Jan 23

Harry Tincknell‘s burgeoning career ticks off another box next weekend (28-29 Jan) when the Briton competes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona

Tincknell relishing Daytona Debut with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team

2016-11-17-Friday-0067 The 25-year-old makes his Daytona International Speedway debut driving a Ford Chip Ganassi Ford GT along with co-drivers Andy Priaulx (GB), an ex-European and World Touring Car Champion, and former Indy 500 race winner and INDYCAR Champion Tony Kanaan (Brazil).

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Jan 07

Tony Kanaan finally gets his chance to play with his best Christmas present during this weekend’s Roar Before the 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway

Kanaan gets to open favorite gift at Roar Before 24 test

Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTThe Verizon IndyCar Series veteran will get his first taste of driving the Ford GT for Chip Ganassi Racing in the GT Le Mans class at the open test session in preparation for the Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance sports car race Jan. 28-29. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 03

Young racers to take on legends Petter Solberg, Marcus Grönholm and Kenny Bräck at ROC Factor Scandinavia

First ROC Factor event in Sweden to be held as part of Monster Jam® Stockholm

Young racers to take on legends Solberg, Grönholm and Bräck at ROC Factor ScandinaviaTwo young Swedish racers will have the chance to take on some of the biggest stars of motor sport in the ROC Factor Scandinavia Final, a featured highlight of Monster Jam at Stockholm’s Friends Arena on November 12, 2016. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 12

Kanaan, NTT DATA to return to Ganassi team

Another key piece to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ silly season puzzle has been placed

Tony KanaanFormer series champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and sponsor NTT DATA will return to Chip Ganassi Racing Teams as part of a multi-year deal. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 04

Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya 
and Tony Kanaan join line-up for ROC Miami

Race Of Champions Miami

Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya 
and Tony Kanaan join line-up for ROC Miami Indianapolis 500 winners Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan have joined the field of driving greats who will take part in the first Race Of Champions on American soil – inside Miami’s Marlins Park on January 21-22, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 16

Veteran drivers pay it forward to develop next generations

“You can’t beat time — time is everything”

Scott Dixon and James HinchcliffeYoung drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series often get mentoring and tips from veterans in the field, but there’s another way they help that’s less apparent although just as important. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 15

Kanaan not giving up on 2016 title drive just yet

Tony Kanaan sounds like an optimist

Tony KanaanOr maybe the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams driver just knows what mathematically eliminated means. And he’s not there — yet. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 09

Kanaan tops active final practice for Iowa Corn 300

Kanaan has finished on the Iowa podium in five of the last six races

Tony KanaanFollowing Verizon P1 Award qualifying at Iowa Speedway, all that stood between the Verizon IndyCar Series field and Sunday’s Iowa Corn 300 was a final 30-minute tune-up session on the 0.894-mile oval – a hectic session paced by 2010 race winner Tony Kanaan. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 29

Castroneves takes on ‘American Ninja Warrior’ obstacle course

NASCAR’s Ricky Stenhouse was also scheduled to compete

Helio CastronevesOn a rain-soaked night in Indianapolis, Helio Castroneves was the lone Verizon IndyCar Series driver able to take to the “American Ninja Warrior” course in Indianapolis. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 11

Preseason activity continues with Sonoma test

The test marked the first Indy car activity of the year

Helio CastronevesPreparations for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season continued as six drivers completed a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Feb. 10. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 28

INDYCAR drivers have prevalent storylines for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Practice and qualifying for the Rolex 24 will be held Jan. 28

Chip Ganassi RacingFor Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal, the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car race this weekend offers a stark contrast of “out with the old, in with the new.” Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 15

Legendary numbers: When it comes to career starts, look to Helio, TK

One of a series of stories highlighting where current Verizon IndyCar Series stars rank statistically in the history of the sport

Helio CastronevesWith 16 races scheduled for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Helio Castroneves could move into the top five on the all-time Indy car list for starts. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 09

Drivers prepping for 19th Granja Viana

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan, a founder of the charity event, is looking forward to again driving in the 12-hour race Dec. 19

Tony KanaanIt began in 1997 as an informal activity between friends to celebrate the end of the motorsports season, and in the interceding years the 500 Milhas Granja Viana kart race has grown into a major competition and event in Brazil. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 17

INDYCAR stars unite to honor Wheldon, Wilson

Josef Newgarden knows the pressure is on.

Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting ChallengeA two-time Verizon IndyCar Series winner in 2015, Newgarden was hand-selected by Scott and Mark Borchetta of Big Machine Records to be their team’s pro driver for the third annual Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Karting Race Honoring Justin Wilson.

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Jul 06

Scott Dixon to mark 250 starts: ‘Goal now is to get to 300’

Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan reached milestones with their 300th Indy car starts in May.

Scott DixonNow it’s Scott Dixon’s turn July 12 in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 26

Take your pick: Who will deliver Ganassi’s 100th?

Four arms rise simultaneously in a subjective response to “Who will give Chip Ganassi Racing Teams its 100th Indy car victory?”

Scott Dixon & Tony KanaanScott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Sage Karam and Charlie Kimball all could be correct, and the team owner would be pleased by any of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers delivering the milestone. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 11

Tony Kanaan sets pace on first day at NOLA road course

Kanaan will count it as gain if he sets the official track record April 11 and earns the Verizon P1 Award

Tony KanaanTony Kanaan, who will make his 296th Indy car start, has the distinction of turning the quickest lap in the first practice session for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. Read the rest of this entry »


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