Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho, commonly known as Tony Kanaan (born December 31, 1974) is a Brazilian race car driver. Kanaan won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series championship.
He also led 889 laps in 13 separate races to establish an IndyCar Series record. Kanaan is also the only driver to lead the Indianapolis 500 in each of his first seven starts, and won his first Indy 500 in 2013 on his 12th attempt. He has a total of 15 IRL race victories. Kanaan was released from Andretti Autosport in October 2010 after 7-Eleven announced it would not return as his primary sponsor in 2011.
After initially signing on with de Ferran Dragon Racing, the team shut down when sponsorship did not materialize. Kanaan currently drives the #10 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
Kanaan’s No. 10 Target Chevrolet car works with Dallara DW12 chassis, 2.2 liters engine displacement and Xtrac transmission. The weight is: oval 1570 lbs, 1600 lbs road course. The power output of 625 to 675 HP varies with boost spec per track and the torque is 260 to 290 lbft. Fuel Sunoco E85R, capacity 18.5 gallons, delivery fuel injection, type direct injection.
The ECU provider is McLaren, compression ratio N/A. Aspiration Twin Turbo from 130 kPa to 160 kPa boost. Wheelbase is adjustable from 118” to 121” and the steering is Dallara Steering Rack. Tires Firestone length 204”, height 45” and width 45”.
Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 30 years and is considered one of the most successful as well as innovative owners the sport has anywhere in the world. Today, his teams include four cars in the IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and one Prototype in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Overall his teams have 17 championships and 150 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and five Rolex 24 At Daytonas.
Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Brownsburg, Ind. and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, PA.
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