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Chevrolet Wins 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Championship; Title is Fourth Consecutive for the Chevrolet IndyCar Program

For the fourth consecutive season, Chevrolet is the Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer Champion. The Chevrolet 2.2 liter turbocharged V6 IndyCar engine program combined with the new-for-2015 Chevrolet Aero Kit to produce16 poles and nine wins – including the Indianapolis 500 by Juan Pablo Montoya. “Our fourth consecutive manufacturer championship is the result of consistent...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar heads to finale reeling from loss of Justin Wilson

When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk. Justin Wilson had been airlifted out of the track earlier that day after being hit in the head with a piece of debris from another car. He was in a coma, fighting for his life, and Kanaan's wife was one of many who wondered why...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Chip Ganassi Racing Tops Iowa Practice Speed Charts

NEWTON, Iowa (July 17, 2015) – Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon ran 1-2 on the speed chart in both 45-minute Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions for the Iowa Corn 300 on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway oval. Kanaan, who has earned podium finishes in the past five races at Iowa Speedway, posted the fastest lap of 17.7544 seconds (181.273 mph) in the second...
Via On Pit Road
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing Tops Iowa Practice Speed Charts

Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon ran 1-2 on the speed chart in both 45-minute Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions for the Iowa Corn 300 on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway oval.Kanaan, who has earned podium finishes in the past five races at Iowa Speedway, posted the fastest lap of 17.7544 seconds (181.273 mph) in the second practice session in the No. 10...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Kanaan Tops In Both Sessions Friday At Iowa

This weekend features another short oval as the battle for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship enters the homestretch. However, unlike the near flat banking confines of the Milwaukee Mile last Sunday, the less than a mile Iowa Speedway layout that the drivers and teams will face on Saturday night is tighter, higher banked, and faster. Virtually the majority of information...
Via On Pit Road
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Kanaan posts fastest lap in first Iowa practice

NEWTON, Iowa – Tony Kanaan, who’s earned podium spots in the past five Verizon IndyCar Series races at Iowa Speedway, topped the speed chart in the initial 45-minute practice session for the Iowa Corn 300. Kanaan, driving the No. 10 Fusion Chevrolet, turned a fast lap of 17.9580 seconds (179.218 mph) in the 90 degree ambient (130 degrees track) heat of mid-afternoon on the .894...
Via On Pit Road
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bourdais soars into Iowa after 1st oval win since '06

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The general feeling when KVSH Racing signed Sebastien Bourdais was that the team upgraded its program on street and road courses, but would have a bit of a drop in oval races. After all, Bourdais was replacing standout oval driver Tony Kanaan, who left the team mere months after winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2013. But Bourdais has turned out to be decent for...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar still straddling fine line between speed and safety

FONTANA, Calif. -- Organizers in every motorsport try to walk a fine line between creating fast, entertaining racing and keeping drivers and riders safe. Finding that middle ground is particularly vital in IndyCar, where cars occasionally go airborne in accidents. Many drivers at Saturday's 500-mile race at Auto Club Speedway believe IndyCar officials crossed the line by putting...
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar still straddling line between speed, safety

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Organizers in every motorsport try to walk a fine line between creating fast, entertaining racing and keeping drivers safe. Finding that middle ground is particularly vital in IndyCar, where cars occasionally go airborne in accidents. Many drivers at Saturday's 500-mile race at Auto Club Speedway believe IndyCar officials crossed the line by putting too much...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Tony Kanaan Looking to Return to the Front at Texas Motor Speedway

Following three straight finishes outside of the top-10, it’s no wonder that Tony Kanaan enters this weekend frustrated with how things are going right now. Kanaan was running up front at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in contention to win the Indianapolis 500. However, an adjustment on a pit stop made the car loose and after getting back up to speed, he would spin and hit the wall...
Via On Pit Road
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

After Solid 2 Races At Indy, Charlie Kimball Crashes Early In Duel 1 At Detroit

Belle Isle, MI – The best Chip Ganassi Racing driver in both races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month wasn’t Scott Dixon or Tony Kanaan, but rather their teammate Charlie Kimball. The California...
Via Race Review Online
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan Leads The Way In IndyCar Practice On Friday Morning At Belle Isle

BELLE ISLE, MI- It’s kind of a rare Verizon IndyCar Series schedule this weekend as the lone doubleheader event of the season will occur on the streets of Belle Isle tomorrow and Sunday. With that...
Via Race Review Online
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Taylor Swift car to race in Detroit Grand Prix

Prior to her big 1989 tour performance at Ford Field in Detroit Saturday night, Taylor Swift will be featured on Tony Kanaan’s car in the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle. “It’s really cool to have Taylor Swift and Big Machine Records on the No. 10 car in Detroit,” said Chip Ganassi Racing Team driver Tony Kanaan in a release. “I’m hoping that some of Taylor’s luck...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Taylor Swift to rides with Kanaan at Belle Isle

Taylor Swift will be at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. At least her image will be on the No. 10 Taylor Swift Big Machine Records Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Chevrolet driven by Tony Kanaan on May 30 and 31. And, who knows, maybe the multiple Grammy Award winner will make an appearance at the Belle Isle circuit before her concert May 30 at Ford...
Via On Pit Road
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan to run special Taylor Swift paint scheme in Detroit

DETROIT -- Add former Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan to the list of fans who just can't shake off Taylor Swift. A paint scheme of Swift will fill the space on Kanaan's car this weekend at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix as part of a promotion with her label, Big Machine Records. Kanaan will drive the No. 10 Taylor Swift Chevrolet in conjunction with her Saturday night performance...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kanaan's car to feature Taylor Swift paint scheme in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) Add former Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan to the list of fans who just can't shake off Taylor Swift. A paint scheme of Swift will fill the space on Kanaan's car this weekend at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix as part of a promotion with her label, Big Machine Records. Kanaan will drive the No. 10 Taylor Swift Chevrolet in conjunction with her Saturday night...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan defends views on danger at Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS – When Tony Kanaan spoke out to the critics of this year’s 99th Indianapolis 500, he became a hero to the segment of the racing community that realizes that high-speed auto racing is an inherently dangerous sport. He believed people unfamiliar with the history of this grand event were unfairly criticizing the Verizon IndyCar Series and that - from time to time -...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

VISC: Tony Kanaan to Make 300th Start in Sunday’s Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 is what some call the most challenging race to win in one of the most competitive racing series there is; the Verizon IndyCar Series. For Tony Kannan, the bold and likeable 40-year-old veteran will approach a true milestone in one’s career at the drop of Sunday’s green flag when he makes his 300th start. And  in a series as demanding and dangerous as IndyCar...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Marco dominates 36th running of Zoopolis 500

Ahead of Sunday’s IndyCar race, Marco has secured a runaway victory in the 2015 Zoopolis 500 presented by the American Dairy Association of Indiana. Former Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan was the Grand Marshal for the event, throwing both the green and the checkered flag as the five tortoises raced down an incline at the Indianapolis Zoo to taste the milk (and fruits) awaiting...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kanaan voices opinion after another crash mars Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been a tough week for the Verizon IndyCar Series as crashes in practice at the Indianapolis 500 have cast a dark cloud of anxiety over the sport. Tony Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion and 2013 Indy 500 winner, is not ready to enter panic mode. Instead, he took time to explain why race drivers do what they do, even after the major crashes seen at the...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Karam leads way in 1st Indy 500 practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sage Karam led the way in the first Indianapolis 500 practice on Monday with a fast lap of 225.802 mph. Scott Dixon was second at 225.293, Brazil's Tony Kanaan was third at 225.217, Marco Andretti, the only Honda in the top six, was fourth at 225.184, and JR Hildebrand was fifth at 224.760. Drivers downplayed how tough the quick turnaround between races after Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Kimball Drives To Season-Best 5th Place Finish On Saturday In Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Quick, who was the best finisher out of the Chip Ganassi Racing camp in today’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday. No, not Scott Dixon. No, not Tony Kanaan either....
Via Race Review Online
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Switching To Scott Dixon’s Setup Helps Tony Kanaan Become A Contender For Saturday’s Race

INDIANAPOLIS – Coming to the closing stages of the third Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the weekend, Tony Kanaan was worried. With just 25-minutes to go, he was 21st out of 25 cars...
Via Race Review Online
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tony Kanaan A Definite Title Contender After Solid Start to 2015 Season

INDIANAPOLIS- Tony Kanaan has yet to win in 2015, but he’s been among the best drivers that haven’t so far. In fact, Kanaan isn’t just a threat at winning each week, but he’s a...
Via Race Review Online
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Castroneves Sets Record, Wins Verizon P1 Award for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. – It took only eight minutes of the first of three knockout qualifying rounds for the nine-year-old Long Beach track record to fall. Tony Kanaan, who will make his 12th Indy car start in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and 297th overall, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 06.7442 seconds on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. About 30 minutes later in the Firestone...
Via On Pit Road
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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