Driver, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
Tony Kanaan, a native of Salvador, Brazil, returns to Chip Ganassi Racing for an exclusive run at the Indianapolis 500 this year at 47 years old. Kanaan is widely regarded as one of the most successful drivers in INDYCAR SERIES history.
Kanaan will race in his 26th season in the INDYCAR SERIES, totaling 388 starts (2nd all-time behind Mario Andretti), 4,071 laps led (11th-most), 78 top-three finishes (12th-most) and 17 wins (tied for 28th-most) throughout his career. He remains the series’ all-time record holder with 318 consecutive starts made through Portland in 2001 and the first race of the 2020 season at Texas.
He began his career in 1998, winning his first race at Michigan Speedway in July 1999, and went on to become the 2004 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion and winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500.
Kanaan has been a fan favorite in the series for decades and always maintains one of the largest followings on social media in the series. Outside of racing, he is a dedicated runner and cyclist who has competed in several triathlon, half-Ironman and Ironman competitions. Kanaan also spends time supporting underprivileged children in his native Brazil.
|Team:||Chip Ganassi Racing No. 48|
|Birthday:||December 31, 1974|
|Sponsor:||The American Legion|
|Car:||No. 48 Honda|
About The American Legion:
The American Legion is the largest veterans service organization with nearly 2 million members in more than 12,000 posts across the nation. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion is committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome community programs, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to service members and veterans.