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Chip Ganassi Racing’s early season results could be cause for concern

While things have been going great for Chip Ganssi on the NASCAR side with Kyle Larson so far this year, there may be cause for concern for the car owner with Verizon IndyCar Series team. At St. Petersburg to open up the season, Scott Dixon finished in a quiet fourth after running inside the top 10 throughout the day. Tony Kanaan scored a sixth place finish after an even quieter...
Via On Pit Road
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kanaan prepares for debut in Franchitti's old ride

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tony Kanaan will make his debut with Target/Chip Ganassi Racing in Sunday's season-opening IndyCar race, and expectations will be high for the defending Indianapolis 500 winner.
Via FOXSports.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar drivers discuss Barber test

Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe, Mike Conway, Tony Kanaan and Graham Rahal discuss lessons that still need to be learned before next weekend's season-opener at St. Petersburg.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

KVSH Racing announced Hydroxycut as a sponsor for 2014

KVSH Racing announced today at Barber Motorsports Park that Hydroxycut will be the primary sponsor of the No. 11 entry for seven races of the Verizon IndyCar Series season, including the March 28-30 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and co-sponsor for the 98th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Sebastian Bourdais will be piloting the car all season this year as he takes over the seat...
Via On Pit Road
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais Gets Hydroxycut on Car for 7 Races in 2014

  IndyCar Media Site Leeds, AL- The Verizon IndyCar Series is conducting preseason testing from the Barber Motorsports Park today and tomorrow as teams are preparing for the upcoming 2014 season. One thing that came out today was KV Racing announced that Hydroxycut will be back on the car for seven races this season. Hydroxycut, was on the car in 2013 with Tony Kanaan driving the...
Via Race Review Online
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: What Can we Expect Out of Tony Kanaan in 2014

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Fans are raving that 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan will be behind the wheel of the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in 2014. This is what everyone has wanted to see for quite sometime now. Kanaan, hasn’t really had that “quote on quote” top ride for the last several seasons as he hasn’t won a series championship since 2004...
Via Race Review Online
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Sebastian Saavedra Officially Joins KV Racing for 2014 Season

  IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- The news we all saw coming was confirmed today at Sonoma Raceway just prior to the IndyCar test at the circuit in Northern California. I first reported on Saturday that Columbian Sebastian Saavedra would pilot a KV Racing car at today’s test. Then yesterday, KV sent out a press release stating they’re making a team announcement this afternoon...
Via Race Review Online
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: KV Racing Tabs Sebastian Saavedra for Test in Sonoma

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Sources have confirmed to Race Review Online that Columbian Sebastian Saavedra will test for KV Racing at Sonoma Raceway this offseason. If the test goes well, then KV could look a lot like Dragon Racing of 2013. KV Racing signed Sebastien Bourdais during the offseason to race the No. 11 Chevrolet previously driven by 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion...
Via Race Review Online
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kanaan accepts Indy 500 trophy, makes nice with former team

Tony Kanaan acknowledged Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven in his speech. Vasser said Kanaan was a good friend. If there are any lingering issues between the Indianapolis 500 winner and his former team, everyone sure did a good job of masking those problems when they received their ''Baby Borg'' trophies on Wednesday night at the Automotive News World Congress. The...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kanaan, former owners accept Indy 500 trophies

Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan exchanged hugs and pats on the back with his former team owners. Kanaan, Jimmy Vasser and Kevin Kalkhoven had good reason to smile Wednesday night, when they received their ''Baby Borg'' trophies at the Automotive News World Congress. The Baby Borgs are smaller replicas of the Indy 500's Borg-Warner Trophy. Kanaan won the...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar testing to resume at Sebring on Friday

For the first time since December, IndyCar teams will hit the track again at Sebring International Raceway. Tony Kanaan will make his first official appearance in the #10 Target car, as the last time he tested for Ganassi, the teams new plan had not been announced. Joining Kanaan are his 3 Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Ryan Briscoe, Scott Dixon and Charlie Kimball. KV Racing will...
Via Formula 1 Blog
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Briscoe rejoins Ganassi for 2014, Kanaan to drive #10 car

Chip Ganassi Racing has formally announced at the Performance Racing Industry trade show in Indianapolis Friday that Ryan Briscoe will pilot the #8 NTT Data entry for the 2014 season joining 2013 champ Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan and Charlie Kimball. The team also announced that the #10 Target entry previously driven by Dario Franchitti will now be occupied by Tony Kanaan. Kanaan was...
Via Formula 1 Blog
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kanaan completes first test for Ganassi

Tony Kanaan got his first taste of driving for Chip Ganassi Racing in the #8 NTT Data car at a test at Sebring International Raceway on Wednesday. Joining Kanaan on track was 2013 IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon, Mid-Ohio winner Charlie Kimball and Alex Tagliani who took laps in the #10 car recently vacated by the retiring Dario Franchitti. It was also the first test for Chip Ganassi...
Via Formula 1 Blog
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kanaan savors image on Indianapolis 500 trophy

Tony Kanaan gave his nose a little scratch on the tip, then a quick kiss. He had already kissed the bricks as the Indianapolis 500 winner. It was time to plant one on his image on the Borg-Warner Trophy. Kanaan was honored this week as the latest Indy 500 winner immortalized on the trophy awarded to the winner of the IndyCar Series' most prestigious race. He won his first Indy...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Strong end of 2013 season gives Simona momentum heading into 2014

Simona de Silvestro is coming off a career best season in 2013. She ended the season 13th in points and capped it off with some spirited runs including 5 straight top ten finishes including a long awaited first podium at Houston Race 1. Her season started strong with 3 top ten finishes in the first 4 races including a potential podium at St. Petersburg dashed by worn tires, but hit...
Via Formula 1 Blog
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Kanaan get Franchitti's seat?

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan showed up at NASCAR's season finale wearing a red Target hat. It may have been a show of support. It also may have been a sign of things to come. Kanaan, a Miami native, spent time with car owner Chip Ganassi as well as close friend Juan Pablo Montoya at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. But Kanaan offered no insight into what changes might happen...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Ganassi considering Kanaan for Franchitti's seat?

IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan showed up at NASCAR's season finale wearing a red Target hat. It may have been a show of support. It also may have been a sign of things to come. Kanaan, a Miami native, spent time with car owner Chip Ganassi as well as close friend Juan Pablo Montoya at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. But Kanaan offered no insight into what changes might happen...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bourdais signs with KV Racing for 2014

Sebastien Bourdais has been named today as the driver of the car being vacated by Tony Kanaan. The four time Champ Car World Series champion joins the team after a 2 year stint at Jay Penske’s Dragon Racing. “I want to thank Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser and Sulli for this opportunity,” said Bourdais.” The fact that we have an agreement with KVSH Racing so early, and that...
Via Formula 1 Blog
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bourdais signs 2-year deal with KVSH

Four-time series champion Sebastien Bourdais has signed with KV Racing to replace Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, The Associated Press has learned. Three people familiar with the signing said Wednesday that Bourdais signed a two-year contract with the team, KVSH Racing. They spoke on condition of anonymity because principals Kevin Kalkhoven, Jimmy Vasser and James "Sulli...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

IndyCar Silly Season: Chip Ganassi Adds Kanaan Also Switches Engines

Houston, TX- What a big announcement early Friday afternoon in Houston. As the series waited to take to the streets for the first time ever, Chip Ganassi was in the media center breaking two huge stories for 2014 IndyCar Series competition. The first big announcement was one I reported last week- Tony Kanaan would be driving for him next year. Ganassi secured NTT Data to sponsor...
Via Race Review Online
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Ganassi signs Kanaan, moves to Chevy

Chip Ganassi Racing added another Indianapolis 500 winner to its team Friday and dropped Honda for Chevrolet in an engine manufacturer switch that seemed to be in the works since the start of the season. Both moves could have a ripple effect throughout the IndyCar paddock. KV Racing must now replace reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who turned down an offer to return...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kanaan signs with Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Ganassi signs with Chevrolet

Chip Ganassi Racing officially announced today that Tony Kanaan will join the team for the 2014 season joining Charlie Kimball as well as Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti for a 4 car assault. The team will now represent 6 Indianapolis wins and 7 series titles between Kanaan, Franchitti and Dixon. “We’ve been trying to get together for a long time, and we finally did it,” said...
Via Formula 1 Blog
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Ganassi signs Kanaan and switches to Chevrolet

Chip Ganassi Racing changed the look of its IndyCar organization Friday by signing Tony Kanaan and announcing a switch to Chevrolet. Adding the Brazilian to Ganassi's four-car stable gives the organization five of the last seven Indianapolis 500 winners. Kanaan joins Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon, who have four Indy 500 wins, and Charlie Kimball. The move to Chevrolet from...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Tony Kanaan to join Ganassi

Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will not return to KV Racing next season and is finalizing a deal to join Chip Ganassi Racing, The Associated Press has learned. Two people familiar with Kanaan's plan said Friday that the Brazilian is nearing a signed contract with Ganassi. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Ganassi has not announced the move. The 38-year-old Kanaan...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kanaan considering options for 2014

Tony Kanaan wants to stay in IndyCar, but if he doesn't have a ride, the Indianapolis 500 champion said he'll look elsewhere for a place to race, even if that means moving to NASCAR. Kanaan, whose contract with KV Racing ends this year, visited Joe Gibbs Racing last week. Those conversations were reported previously by FOX Sports Insider Lee Spencer. ''I can tell...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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