Tony Kanaan
Tony  Kanaan
Chip Ganassi Racing
Tony Kanaan
rank
06
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Dec 31, 1974
10 Chevrolet Brazil Road To Indy Graduate
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Hometown
Salvador, Brazil
Residence
Miami, FL

ON TRACK

  • Ironman of Indy car racing with record 249 consecutive starts heading into 2016, dating to June 2001
  • 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner
  • 2004 Verizon IndyCar champion
  • Only Indy car driver to complete every lap of every race during a season (2004)

OFF TRACK

  • Dedicated runner and cyclist who has competed in numerous triathlon and Ironman competitions
  • 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 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
  • Given name is Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 11 0 0 4 10 35 10
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 321 17 15 128 207 3994 253

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi has been a fixture in the auto racing industry for over 25 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 Verizon IndyCar Series, two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one car in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, two factory Ford GT’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, two factory Ford GT’s in the FIA World Endurance Championship and two Supercars in Red Bull Global Rallycross. Overall his teams have 18 championships and 170 victories, including four Indianapolis 500s, a Daytona 500, a Brickyard 400 and six Rolex 24 At Daytonas and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Ganassi boasts state-of-the-art race shop facilities in Indianapolis and Concord, N.C., with a corporate office in Pittsburgh, Penn.

Team Website chipganassiracing.com/
First Start
March 15, 1998
Homestead
First Win
July 25, 1999
Michigan
First Pole
April 18, 1999
Long Beach

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2015
    • Collected six top-five finishes in total
    • Finished seventh in Verizon IndyCar Series for NTT Chip Ganassi Racing with best finish of second at Texas and Auto Club Speedway
    • Led eight races for a total of 213 laps
    • Extended consecutive Indy car race start streak to 249 (streak began at CART Portland race in 2001)
  • 2014
    • Finished seventh in Verizon IndyCar Series standings for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
    • Won season finale at Auto Club Speedway.
    • Recorded six podiums and 12 top-10 finishes.
    • Led six races for total of 407 laps.
  • 2013
    • Finished 11th in IndyCar Series standings for KV Racing Technology-SH Racing.
    • Won 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
    • Posted six top-five and seven top-10 finishes overall.
    • Led six races for 79 laps total.
    • Was running at the finish in 14 races.
  • 2012
    • Finished ninth in IndyCar Series standings for KV Racing Technology.
    • Recorded eight top-10 finishes, with best of second at Milwaukee.
  • 2011
    • Finished fifth in IndyCar Series standings for KV Racing Technology.
    • Recorded nine top-10 finishes, with a best of second at Iowa. Finished third in debut with team.
    • Advanced 18 positions to finish sixth at Barber and equaled the gain with fourth place at Indianapolis.
  • 2010
    • Finished sixth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
    • Won at Iowa, advancing 14 positions and leading 62 laps.
    • Recorded seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.
    • Started on front-row at St. Petersburg, his first since winning pole at Richmond in 2008.
    • Started last at Indianapolis, ran as high as second and finished 11th.
    • Completed 2,413 of 2,414 laps in 2010.
  • 2009
    • Finished sixth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
    • Recorded five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, with a best of third three times.
    • Was only driver with top-five finishes in each of first three races.
    • Had back-to-back DNFs after Milwaukee, the first time in 103 IndyCar Series starts.
  • 2008
    • Finished third in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
    • Won at Richmond from the pole, and had 11 top-five finishes overall. Closed the season with three consecutive top fives, including podiums at Infineon and Belle Isle.
  • 2007
    • Finished third in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing with series-best five victories.
    • Won at Motegi, Milwaukee, Michigan, Kentucky and Belle Isle.
    • Recorded 12 top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes.
    • Led 83 laps at Indianapolis, becoming first driver to lead laps in his first six "500" starts.
  • 2006
    • Finished sixth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing with two victories.
    • Won at The Milwaukee Mile and recorded eight other top-10 finishes.
    • Started in the top 10 in 12 of the 14 races.
  • 2005
    • Finished second in IndyCar Series standings with two victories (Kansas, Infineon) and 12 other top-10 finishes.
    • Started from the pole and finished eighth in the 89th Indianapolis 500.
  • 2004
    • Won the IndyCar Series championship for Andretti Green Racing at California Speedway. Raced to a second-place finish after starting 21st. Lost to Adrian Fernandez by 0.0183 of a second.
    • Finished eighth in season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway before recording 15 consecutive top-five finishes, including three wins and six second-place finishes.
    • Won at Phoenix, leading 191 of 200 laps. Also won at Texas1 and Nashville.
    • Earned MBNA Pole Awards at Michigan and Pikes Peak.
    • Completed 3,305 laps, the first IndyCar Series driver to complete every possible lap in a season.
    • Led 889 laps to establish IndyCar Series record. Led laps in 13 races, including the final 10.
  • 2003
    • Finished fourth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing in first full IndyCar Series season.
    • Scored second career series win at Phoenix.
    • Won MBNA Pole Awards at Homestead, Phoenix and Pikes Peak.
    • Tied for series lead in top-five (9) and top-10 (12) finishes.
    • Led 12 of 16 races, second to series champion Scott Dixon.
  • 2002
    • Finished 12th in CART standings for Mo Nunn Racing. Best finish was third at Vancouver and Montreal.
    • Made IndyCar Series debut at Indianapolis 500, starting fifth and leading 23 laps before an accident on Lap 89 ended his race. Finished 28th.
  • 2001
    • Finished ninth in CART standings for Mo Nunn Racing. Best finish was third at Japan.
  • 2000
    • Finished 19th in partial CART season for Mo Nunn Racing. Best finish was eighth at Nazareth, Road America and Australia.
    • Missed four events after sustaining a fractured left forearm in qualifying accident in Detroit.
  • 1999
    • Competed for Forsythe Racing and finished 11th in CART standings, scoring first win at Michigan.
  • 1998
    • Named CART Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year driving for Tasman Motorsports Group. Finished ninth in CART point standings.
    • Finished a career-high third at Laguna Seca and Houston.

Tony's Road To Indy

  • 1997
    • Won Dayton Indy Lights championship driving for Tasman Motorsports Group.
    • Scored two victories and seven top-three finishes.
  • 1996
    • Finished second in Indy Lights, scoring two victories and five top-three finishes for Tasman Motorsports Group.
  • 1995
    • Scored one victory and nine podium finishes en route to fifth place in Italian Formula 3 Championship.
  • 1994
    • Won the Italian Formula Alfa-Boxer Championship, scoring five wins.
  • 1993
    • Drove a limited schedule in Formula Opel Euroseries Championship, finishing 10th in points.
  • 1992
    • Finished fifth in the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet Championship.
  • 1991
    • Competed in Brazilian Formula Ford Championship, finishing sixth.
  • Early Career
    • Competed in karts, winning the Sao Paulo city Junior Karting Championship three times (1986-88), the Brazilian Junior Karting Championship (1988), the Sao Paulo City B Category Karting Championship (1989) and the Sao Paulo City Graduated A Category Karting Championship (1990).
Team Website chipganassiracing.com/