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VICS: Despite First Win, Munoz Looks To Improve Greatly In 2016

The expectations were null for Colombian open wheel prospect Carlos Munoz entering the 2013 Indianapolis 500-mile race. With more seasoned veterans on the Andretti Autosport team, the Indy Lights veteran was almost a non-entity entering the first practice session during the month of May. Then Munoz let his driving speak for itself. After turning heads in the paddock by running near...
Via On Pit Road
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

IMSA: Rolex 24 at Daytona preview

With new cars, new teams and new GT regulations, not to mention a new series name, this weekend's 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona ushers in a new era for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, in one of the most highly anticipated endurance races of the year.A total of 54 cars are set to take the green flag Saturday (2 p.m. ET, LIVE FS1), with plenty of storylines to follow throughout...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Kanaan got an awesome and elaborate new Indy 500 tattoo

Tony Kanaan is one of the better IndyCar drivers out there. Kanaan won the 2004 IndyCar Series championship, and more recently, the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Like many star athletes do, Kanaan went out and got a tattoo as a tribute to his craft. His was quite big, and very detailed, as you can see from his Instagram post: And it's done. The story of my life with my best...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kanaan's latest tattoo features Borg-Warner Trophy, bricks and more

Tony Kanaan, the Brazilian full-time IndyCar driver who won the 2013 running of the Indianapolis 500, took to Instagram on Sunday to show off his latest tattoo.The tattoo, running down the top of his right arm, features many distinctive features from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, such as the symbolic bricks that used to pave the 2.5-mile speedway and the Borg-Warner Trophy, the...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  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
August 25, 2015  |  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...

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

PREVIEW: IndyCar MAV TV 500 at Auto Club Speedway Preview

The blistering hot conditions that will likely effect the 23 drivers that will take to the track at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California for Saturday afternoon’s MAVTV 500, could very well limit the contenders who have a realistic shot at finding the winner’s circle in the second of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Triple Crown of 500-mile races. Although a Honda has hit the...
Via On Pit Road
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

VICS: Juan Pablo Montoya Leads Final Firestone 600 Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

2015 Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya would top the charts in the final practice session for the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Montoya will start the event from the fifth spot as he enters this weekend as the series points lead at the halfway mark of the season. “I think we are pretty good,” he commented post-qualifying. “The balance is not there yet. We...
Via On Pit Road
June 05, 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

VICS: LAP SIX CONTACT BETWEEN COLETTI, JAKES AND KANAAN COLLECTED RAHAL WHO RETIRED IN 23RD PLACE IN A WET RACE

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans Verizon IndyCar Series RACE NOTES/QUOTES for DUAL 1 – May 30, 2015   LAP SIX CONTACT BETWEEN COLETTI, JAKES AND KANAAN COLLECTED RAHAL WHO RETIRED IN 23RD PLACE IN A WET RACE   GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “It’s unfortunate because the car was pretty good...
Via On Pit Road
May 30, 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

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
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