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IndyCar: Kanaan dedicates win to Franchitti as No. 10 returns to winning ways

FONTANA, California – It was past halfway of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season and the much-anticipated pairing of Tony Kanaan in the No. 10 Target/Chip Ganassi Racing car appeared stuck in neutral. Kanaan, who won the 2013 Indianapolis 500, was in the same car that Dario Franchitti had driven to two of his three Indianapolis 500 victories and three of his four IndyCar Series...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Power wins first IndyCar championship, Tony Kanaan wins at Auto Club

Will Power’s elusive chase of a championship in the Verizon IndyCar Series finally came to an end on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway. The Australian born driver began the race from the back of the field and drove a conservative race for much of the night backing though the field as the race approached its scheduled 250 laps. He finished ninth, enough to win his first IndyCar...
Via Tireball.com
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power had to see doctor after getting showered in cream puffs

Indy car driver Will Power (awesome name, right?) won the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 on Sunday and was treated to quite the celebration. Juan Pablo Montoya and Tony Kanaan, who finished second and third in the race, showered Power in so much stuff that he actually needed to seek medical attention when he left victory […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NEW CAR SHOW FEATURING INDYCAR’S BOHLANDER MAKES DEBUT ON VELOCITY

A member of the Verizon IndyCar Series community is the co-host of “Garage Squad,” a new car-oriented series that debuts tonight at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Velocity. Lauren Bohlander, wife of 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan and the Verizon IndyCar Series’ at track video host, is a co-host of the show along with racing personality Bruno Massel. “After years of working...
Via On Pit Road
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – July 22, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines:   1. Kanaan knocking on door of first win with Ganassi    2. Inside the Box Score: Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. doubleheader    3. Hawksworth, Montoya headline Indy 500 starters entered in Brickyard weekend events   1. Kanaan knocking on door of first win with Ganassi: Tony Kanaan has celebrated podium finishes...
Via On Pit Road
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan hoping for second Iowa victory as season gets on right track

After starting the year with a new team on the wrong foot, Tony Kanaan looks to have things going his direction heading into Iowa Speedway. Everybody was asking after the first couple races this season what was wrong with Chip Ganassi Racing as none of their cars were performing well. Though as the Verizon IndyCar Series season enters the second half, the drivers seem to have started...
Via On Pit Road
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Fuel Mileage Costs Tony Kanaan Victory at Pocono

Pocono, PA- For most of today’s Pocono 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race, it was looking like Tony Kanaan would come home victorious. Yes, the Team Penske trio was strong, but Kanaan was up there with them all day. The Brazilian, first took the lead on Lap 50 and drove away. Outside of pit sequences, he would lead all the way until Lap 148 when he had to pit for the second to last...
Via Race Review Online
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tony Kanaan Strong on Saturday at Pocono

Pocono, PA- Tony Kanaan is always a threat when the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to an oval. For that reason is why the Brazilian was a favorite to win Sunday’s 500-mile race at the Pocono Raceway entering this weekend. Mix in him driving for Chip Ganassi Racing this year which is the same organization that swept all three podium spots in last year’s race and you have a guy that...
Via Race Review Online
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indy 500 Media Day

On Thursday afternoon, Indy 500 drivers met with the media and answered questions ranging from: peanuts or plain, blonde or brunette, and more than a few about racing. Here are some of my favorite quips: Tony Kanaan on returning to the Indy 500 a winner: Kanaan says when he first drove in to the track and saw the big banner with his face on it he thought, “This is my place.”...
Via The Blue Mare
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kanaan eager for chance at Indy 500 repeat

ARLINGTON, Texas - Tony Kanaan hopes his Tuesday trip to Hurricane Harbor isn't an omen to how the rest of his week is going to go. Kanaan, the defending Indianapolis 500 winner, finished in the back of the pack when he helped christen the new Wahoo Racer water ride against various Arlington officials. He's hoping for much better results Sunday when he starts 16th in the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Much Better Showing on Pole Day for Tony Kanaan

IndyCar Media Site INDIANAPOLIS- Yesterday wasn’t the day that defending Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan had hoped for. He said he knew his No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet was “better in race trim than qualifying setup, but didn’t think it would be that bad.” Kanaan, was 23rd among the 33 qualifiers on Saturday afternoon with a four-lap average of...
Via Race Review Online
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Rough Weekend for Tony Kanaan Leaves Him with Bad Starting Spot

IndyCar Media Site Leeds, Ala- It hasn’t been the weekend that 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan had hoped for. Kanaan, entered this weekend 11th in Verizon IndyCar Series points as he had finishes of sixth and 18th so far in 2014. He was hopeful that he could turn that around at the beautiful 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park circuit this weekend. But, Kanaan has been...
Via Race Review Online
April 26, 2014  |  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

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

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

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

KVSH signs Mistic E-Cigs sponsorship for Bourdais

KVSH Racing has signed Mistic Electronic Cigarettes as co-primary sponsor for Sebastien Bourdais. The sponsorship agreement for the ''Mistic Machine'' is for two seasons. The sponsorship covers seven race weekends in 2014. Mistic CEO John Wiesehan Jr. called the partnership with KVSH a strategic fit that allows the brand to reach a new platform with IndyCar fans...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 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

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
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