“Deja Vu” for Dixon and Kanaan, NTT Data to Sponsor Both at Long Beach This Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s like the Target sponsored days are back on the Chip Ganassi Racing Verizon IndyCar Series side, as both the No. 9 Honda driven by Scott Dixon and the No. 10 Honda driven by his teammate Tony Kanaan will have the same sponsor this weekend at Long Beach. This time though, it’s obviously not a Target deal, as NTT Data will be the primary colors on both cars for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). “This will be a bit of déjà vu…

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Tony Kanaan Searching for 1st Long Beach Victory on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Kanaan has won a lot of big races during his 20 year Verizon IndyCar Series career. He’s reached victory lane 17 times, including the 2013 Indianapolis 500, to go along with the 2004 series championship. But, one thing he’s missing from his resume, a win on the streets of Long Beach. Kanaan, has made 13 starts in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach during his career, but the popular Brazilian driver has just five top fives in those races. Furthermore, he has just one podium in those…

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Honda’s Lead Session 1 In IndyCar Testing at Barber on Tuesday, Chevy’s Top Session 2

Leeds, Ala – At the onset of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, everyone assumed that Chevrolet would be the manufacturer to beat this year. Instead, two weeks ago, Honda had other thoughts in mind in the season opener at St. Pete. Honda was surprisingly quick from the get go and dominated that race weekend on the streets of St. Pete. How long would it last though? If today’s test at the Barber Motorsports Park is any indication, then it may last all year. In the opening session, Honda had five…

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Top 5 Drivers to Watch for Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Team Penske has dominated the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete the last several years. They’ve won eight of the 12 years the Verizon IndyCar Series has been coming to the 1.8-mile street circuit, including the last three years and four of the last five. Furthermore, Penske drivers have started 1-2-3-4 the last two years and led 90-percent of the overall laps in those races. But, that looks like it could be changing this year. Honda’s have been the strongest teams so far this weekend while…

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Marco Andretti/Scott Dixon Lead Opening Day of IndyCar Practice at St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – You don’t get a shiny new trophy or a big bonus check for being fastest in the season opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice session of the year. Heck, most don’t even remember it. But, for Marco Andretti, being fastest in session No. 1 of the 2017 season means as much to him as a race victory. Andretti, paced the 1.8-mile St. Pete circuit in 1:03.7559-seconds in his No. 27 Honda on Friday morning which was good enough to top the leaderboard among the 21 drivers here this…

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7-Eleven Returns to Tony Kanaan’s Car as Associate Sponsor In 4 Races for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS – From 2003-2010, Tony Kanaan thrived with the 7-Eleven sponsorship on his Andretti Autosport car. Now, the partnership is returning. Chip Ganassi Racing announced this morning that a partnership with the convenience retail chain that will see 7-Eleven as an associate sponsor on Kanaan’s No. 10 Honda for four Verizon IndyCar Series races this season. Kanaan drove with 7-Eleven primary sponsorship for eight seasons when he was with Andretti Autosport, including the 2004 season when the Brazilian completed every lap and won the championship. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to be back in the…

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Tony Kanaan Enters 20th IndyCar Season Wanting More Wins, Looking Forward to Honda Power at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – As we head to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season, the ironman Tony Kanaan is set for a marquee season, his 20th one. Kanaan, will participate in his 20th full-time season in the series, as he’s never missed a start since Portland in 2001. In fact, since he began racing in IndyCar in 1998, he’s missed just four races overall. Now, here is his heading into his 20th season. “Celebrating my 20th season in IndyCar, which is a great achievement, not many drivers can say that – I’m…

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