Tony Kanaan
Tony  Kanaan
A.J. Foyt Enterprises
14 Chevrolet Brazil Road To Indy Graduate
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Tony Kanaan
rank
16
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

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

(after winning the 2013 Indianapolis 500): "I wanted this all my life. ... I was looking in the stands and it was unbelievable. I'm speechless. This is it. I made it."

ON TRACK

  • Ironman of Indy car racing with record 283 consecutive starts heading into 2018 - his first season driving for racing legend A.J. Foyt. Kanaan’s streak began in June 2001 at Portland.
  • 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner
  • 2004 Verizon 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 after, as a young go-kart racer, he 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 games 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
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 0 4 20 14
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 3 7 55 14
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 5 12 37 15
2015 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 0 0 6 10 213 13
2014 Verizon IndyCar Series 18 1 0 6 12 407 16
2013 Verizon IndyCar Series 19 1 0 6 7 79 14
2012 Verizon IndyCar Series 15 0 0 5 8 54 12
2011 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 1 7 9 97 13
2010 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 0 7 13 68 17
2009 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 0 0 5 10 88 12
2008 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 1 2 11 15 415 15
2007 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 5 2 12 13 348 15
2006 Verizon IndyCar Series 14 1 0 7 9 148 11
2005 Verizon IndyCar Series 17 2 1 12 14 375 14
2004 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 3 2 15 16 889 16
2003 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 3 9 12 337 13
2002 Verizon 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 360 17 15 132 220 4071 286

RAF = Running at Finish

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