KV Racing Technology
The cast: Drivers – Tony Kanaan and Simona De Silvestro. Chief engineers – Eric Cowdin (Kanaan), Gerald Tyler (De Silvestro). Race strategists – Jimmy Vasser and Eric Cowdin (Kanaan), Jimmy Vasser and Gerald Tyler (De Silvestro)
Twitter: @TonyKanaan, @simdesilvestro, @kvracing
The cars: No. 11 Chevrolet-powered KV Racing Technology-SH Racing (Kanaan) and No. 78 Chevrolet-powered Nuclear Clean Air Energy (De Silvestro).
The stats: Kanaan won the Indianapolis 500 and recorded six top-five finishes overall. Third place in the season finale at Auto Club Speedway was his 111th top-five finish, which is tied for ninth on the all-time Indy car list. ... He broke Jimmy Vasser's record for consecutive starts (211) at Baltimore in September and made his 275th start overall (ninth on the all-time list). Eleventh in the championship standings was the lowest in 12 IndyCar Series seasons. ... De Silvestro, in her first year with the team and fourth in the IndyCar Series, like Kanaan (qualified 11th, finished fourth) made noise in the season opener by qualifying a career-high third and finishing sixth. She claimed her career-best finish of second in Race 1 at Houston among eight other top-10 finishes to place 13th in the standings. She also had a career-best 11th place on an oval (Pocono).
The gist: It was announced in early October that Kanaan would compete in the 2014 season for Chip Ganassi Racing in a Chevrolet-powered car with primary sponsorship from NTT Data. He'll take longtime engineer Cowdin with him. ... There hasn't been any news about where De Silvestro will land for 2014. It was her first IndyCar Series season with a teammate. ... Four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais will drive the KVSH Racing car (an alliance with James Sullivan) for the 18-race 2014 season. He tested first the first time Nov. 13 at Sebring.