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Tony Kanaan
Tony  Kanaan
A.J. Foyt Enterprises
14 Chevrolet Brazil Road To Indy Graduate
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Tony Kanaan
rank
17
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 1
Astor Cup Trophy
Indy 500 Wins: 1
Borg Warner Trophy
Total Poles
15
Race Wins
17
Birthday
Dec 31, 1974
Hometown
Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Residence
Miami, FL

ON TRACK

  • Ironman of Indy car racing with record 300 consecutive starts heading into 2019 - his second season driving for racing legend A.J. Foyt. Kanaan’s streak began in June 2001 at Portland.
  • 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner
  • 2004 NTT IndyCar Series champion
  • First Indy car driver to complete every lap of every race during a season (2004).
  • Perennial fan favorite – voted Most Popular Driver in 2013.

OFF TRACK

  • Dedicated runner and cyclist who has competed in numerous triathlon and Ironman competitions, including the Ironman World Championship in 2011.
  • Counts late Formula One great Ayrton Senna as a mentor and friend. As a young go-kart racer, Kanaan beat Senna in an impromptu race at Senna’s family farm in Brazil.
  • Charitable work benefits underprivileged children in Brazil.
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and English.
  • Had a tattoo, created late in 2015 by world-class Swedish tattoo artist Niki Norberg, that depicts his greatest life achievements. Included in the design are the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s yard of bricks, the Borg-Warner Trophy – a symbol of his 2013 Indianapolis 500 win – handprints and footprints of his two oldest sons, their birthdays, the date he wed his wife, Lauren, and the top of the Rolex he won at the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
  • Competed on 2016 season episodes of prime-time game shows “Celebrity Family Feud” and “American Ninja Warrior.”
  • Given name is Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2019 NTT IndyCar Series 9 0 0 0 1 0 8
2018 NTT IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 4 20 14
2017 NTT IndyCar Series 17 0 0 3 7 55 14
2016 NTT IndyCar Series 16 0 0 5 12 37 15
2015 NTT IndyCar Series 16 0 0 6 10 213 13
2014 NTT IndyCar Series 18 1 0 6 12 407 16
2013 NTT IndyCar Series 19 1 0 6 7 79 14
2012 NTT IndyCar Series 15 0 0 5 8 54 12
2011 NTT IndyCar Series 17 0 1 7 9 97 13
2010 NTT IndyCar Series 17 1 0 7 13 68 17
2009 NTT IndyCar Series 17 0 0 5 10 88 12
2008 NTT IndyCar Series 17 1 2 11 15 415 15
2007 NTT IndyCar Series 17 5 2 12 13 348 15
2006 NTT IndyCar Series 14 1 0 7 9 148 11
2005 NTT IndyCar Series 17 2 1 12 14 375 14
2004 NTT IndyCar Series 16 3 2 15 16 889 16
2003 NTT IndyCar Series 16 1 3 9 12 337 13
2002 NTT IndyCar Series 1 0 0 0 0 23 0
2002 CART 19 0 2 5 11 145 11
2001 CART 19 0 1 4 12 179 16
2000 CART 16 0 0 0 6 43 9
1999 CART 20 1 1 2 10 51 13
1998 CART 19 0 0 5 10 0 13
Total 369 17 15 132 221 4071 294

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 15, 1998 (Homestead)
First Win
July 25, 1999 (Michigan)
First Pole
April 18, 1999 (Long Beach)

NTT IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2018
    • Finished 16th in the NTT IndyCar Series in his first season driving for legendary A.J. Foyt with best finish of sixth at Toronto.
    • Recorded four top-10 finishes.
    • Started a season-best sixth at Texas.
    • Led two races for 20 laps, including 19 laps in the Indianapolis 500. His 4,071 laps led rank 10th on all-time Indy car list.
    • Extended consecutive Indy car race start streak to 300 (streak began at CART Portland race in 2001).
  • 2017
    • Finished 10th in the NTT IndyCar Series point standings for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams with best finish of second at Texas
    • Recorded three top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
    • Led 55 laps, to give him more than 4,000 laps led in his career.
  • 2016
    • Finished seventh in the NTT IndyCar Series for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.
    • Finished second at Road America and third at Texas.
    • Collected five top-five finishes in total.
    • Led four races for a total of 37 laps.
  • 2015
    • Finished eighth in NTT IndyCar Series for NTT Chip Ganassi Racing with best finish of second at Texas and Auto Club Speedway.
    • Collected six top-five finishes in total
    • Led eight races for a total of 213 laps
  • 2014
    • Joined Target Chip Ganassi Racing as replacement for good friend, the retired Dario Franchitti.
    • Collected six podium finishes, including win in season finale at Auto Club Speedway, to finish seventh in NTT IndyCar Series standings.
    • Led 407 laps on the season, including 247 at Iowa where he was passed with two laps to go and wound up third.
  • 2013
    • Finished 11th in championship standings for KV Racing Technology-SH Racing.
    • Won 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
    • Posted six top-five and seven top-10 finishes.
    • Led six races for 79 laps total.
  • 2012
    • Finished ninth in standings for KV Racing Technology with a best finish of second at Milwaukee.
    • Recorded three podiums among his five top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes.
  • 2011
    • Finished fifth in the championship, the best finishing position in KV Racing’s Indy car history.
    • Recorded three podiums and one pole position (plus one pole by drawing during the second Texas race), seven top-five and nine top-10 finishes.
  • 2010
    • Finished sixth in standings for the second consecutive year, returning to victory lane at Iowa.
    • Recorded seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes for Andretti Autosport.
  • 2009
    • Finished sixth in standings for Andretti Green Racing, not winning a race for first time since 2002.
    • Recorded five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes and led 88 laps, but had five DNFs.
  • 2008
    • Finished third in point standings for second consecutive season with Andretti Green Racing.
    • Ended season with one win, 11 top-five finishes and 15 top-10 finishes.
    • Won at Richmond, giving him six consecutive seasons with a victory (2003-2008).
  • 2007
    • Finished third in standings for Andretti Green Racing with series-best five wins (Motegi, Milwaukee, Michigan, Kentucky and Belle Isle).
    • Recorded 12 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.
    • Led 83 laps at Indianapolis, becoming first driver to lead laps in his first six “500” starts.