Tag Archive: Tony Kanaan

Nov 01

Kanaan, Cowdin look to bring winning chemistry to AJ Foyt Racing

The driver-engineer relationship is paramount to success in the Verizon IndyCar Series

Larry Foyt, Eric Cowdin, Tony Kanaan, and A.J. FoytIt’s been proven time after time. If the length of that relationship is any indicator, AJ Foyt Racing is sitting pretty for 2018 with Tony Kanaan driving the team’s No. 14 ABC Supply Chevrolet and Eric Cowdin as his engineer.

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Oct 06

Kanaan joins Foyt in pairing of legendary Indy car names

Legend, meet legend.

Tony Kanaan, Eric Cowdin, and A.J. FoytTony Kanaan and A.J. Foyt, two of Indy car racing’s most iconic names, will join forces for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, AJ Foyt Racing announced today at the Foyt Wine Vault in Speedway, Indiana, next door to the team’s secondary race shop. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

Rossi fast, but victim of more bad luck in Road America

“One of these days it will all fall into place. It’s not like we aren’t quick.”

2017-05-21477a8237 After some mechanical troubles in qualifying, Alexander Rossi knew he needed a bold plan to move up the charts from P15 on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

Kanaan’s consecutive starts streak began 16 years ago today

In his 20th Indy car season

Tony KanaanLong considered INDYCAR’s iron man, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan holds the reputation as one of the most physically fit and durable drivers in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 15

Kanaan enjoying rookie feeling at 24 Hours of Le Mans

At 42 years old and in his 20th season racing Indy cars, Tony Kanaan likes the feeling of being a rookie again

2017-06-04-0216The Chip Ganassi Racing driver is in France this week to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. As if the pressure of competing in the world’s most prestigious endurance sports car race wasn’t enough, Kanaan is filling in for injured Sebastien Bourdais on the defending GTE class champion team in the No. 68 Ford GT.

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Jun 01

Kanaan replaces Bourdais for 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Move over, Fernando Alonso. Someone else is going after the second leg of racing’s career triple crown.

Tony KanaanChip Ganassi Racing driver Tony Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was named today by CGR to replace the injured Sebastien Bourdais in one of the team’s Ford GT’s for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Kanaan will be stepping into the car that Bourdais co-drove to victory at Le Mans a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26

Castroneves paces Miller Lite Carb Day practice in final Indy 500 tune-up

Followed by Takuma Sato and Tony Kanaan

2017-05-28-2493It has been eight years since Helio Castroneves claimed victory at the Indianapolis 500, but the Brazilian made his case for a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 win by setting the fastest lap of Miller Lite Carb Day practice today in final preparations for Sunday’s 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

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May 26

Indy 500 drivers enjoy relaxed Media Day format

Welcome to media day for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil

2017-05-28-2800While Tony Kanaan speaks on camera with a local TV reporter, he is interrupted by none other than Fernando Alonso, who offers Kanaan a hat bearing the logo of Kimoa, Alonso’s sponsor.

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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