Arrow McLaren revealed the livery April 19 for the No. 66 SmartStop Arrow McLaren Chevrolet that Tony Kanaan will drive in his final NTT INDYCAR SERIES start, the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 28.
Kanaan’s No. 66 car is one of four entries into “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for Arrow McLaren, joining the No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7, respectively, of full-time Arrow McLaren drivers Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi.
The No. 66 black and papaya chassis includes a papaya star surrounding the seat and three black stars along the left rear wing. These elements are a nod to McLaren Racing’s historic Triple Crown achievement, the high-standing accomplishment of winning the three most prestigious races in motorsport: the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Today’s reveal of the No. 66 livery completes Arrow McLaren’s special livery series for the 2023 Indy 500 and ties the four cars together to commemorate McLaren’s Triple Crown. Kanaan and the other three Arrow McLaren drivers will make their debut drives in their colorful cars during the Indy 500 Open Test on April 20-21 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“I’ve been eager to see this livery, and it does not disappoint,” Kanaan said. “It’s one of the best-looking cars I’ve ever been in and representing the history of the Triple Crown makes it even more special. I’m so grateful to have SmartStop and my longtime partners 7-Eleven and NTT DATA along for this ride, and I’m excited to finally take this car out on the track starting tomorrow at the Open Test.”
Kanaan, 48, from Brazil, will make his 22nd career start at the Indy 500 with the support of SmartStop as his primary partner and long-time partner 7-Eleven. He won the 97th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” in 2013 and has finished in the top three on four separate occasions, including a third-place finish last May.