Tony Kanaan
Kanaan at the 2018 ABC Supply 500
NationalityBrazil Brazilian
BornAntoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho
(1974-12-31) 31 December 1974 (age 49)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
IndyCar Series career
296 races run over 23 years
Team(s)No. 66 (Arrow McLaren)
2022 position26th
Best finish1st (2004)
First race2002 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
Last race2023 Indianapolis 500 (Indianapolis)
First win2003 Purex Dial Indy 200 (Phoenix)
Last win2014 MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships (Fontana)
Wins Podiums Poles
16 73 11
Champ Car career
93 races run over 5 years
Years active19982002
Team(s)Tasman Motorsports (1998)
Forsythe Racing (1999)
Mo Nunn Racing (2000–2002)
Best finish9th (1998, 2001)
First race1998 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami (Homestead)
Last race2002 Gran Premio Telmex-Gigante (Mexico City)
First win1999 U.S. 500 Presented by Toyota (Michigan)
Wins Podiums Poles
1 6 4
Championship titles
1994
1997
1999
2004
2013
2015
Formula Europa Boxer champion
Indy Lights Series champion
U.S. 500 winner
IndyCar Series champion
Indianapolis 500 winner
Rolex 24 at Daytona overall winner
Awards
1998

2007
2013
CART Championship Series Rookie of the Year
Scott Brayton Award
IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver

Antoine Rizkallah "Tony" Kanaan Filho (born 31 December 1974), nicknamed ''TK,'' is a Brazilian racing driver. He is best known for racing in Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) from 1998 to 2002, and the IndyCar Series from 2002 to 2023. Kanaan competes in the Brazilian Stock Car Pro Series, driving the No. 6 Toyota Corolla E210 for Full Time Bassani.

Career

Formula car racing

Formula Europa Boxer

Kanaan began competing in Formula Europa Boxer for the 1994 season. Kanaan drove for Cram Competition in a Tatuus-Alfa Romeo. Kanaan won the series championship on the strength of 5 race wins.

Italian Formula Three

Kanaan competed in Italian Formula Three in 1995 for Tatuus in a Dallara 395-Opel. Kanaan won a race and secured 9 podiums to win 111 points, ranking 5th.

Indy Lights series

Kanaan began to compete in Indy Lights in 1996 for Tasman Motorsports, returning for the 1997 season.

Championship Auto Racing Teams

Kanaan began to compete in CART in 1998 for Tasman Motorsports, finishing out the season ranked ninth in points, with 92. Kanaan won the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year Award. In 1999, he signed to drive for Forsythe, and finished the season ranked 11th.

In 2000, Kanaan moved to Mo Nunn Racing. His best results were a trio of eighth-place finishes at the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway, the Motorola 220 at Road America and the Honda Indy 300 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit. He finished the season ranked 19th.

Kanaan stayed with Mo Nunn Racing for the 2001 season. He got his first podium since winning at Michigan in 1999. Kanaan later qualified on the pole position at the Target Grand Prix at Chicago Motor Speedway. He finished the season ranked ninth.

In 2002, Kanaan's highlight through the first three races of the season was a second-place start at the Bridgestone Potenza 500 at Twin Ring Motegi. Kanaan's best finish in these races was 15th at Motegi. At the Miller Lite 250 at the Milwaukee Mile, Kanaan and Mo Nunn Racing switched chassis types to the Lola B02/00. Kanaan qualified on the pole position at both the Grand Prix Americas at Bayfront Park and The 500 Presented by Toyota at California Speedway, and finished third at both the Molson Indy Vancouver on the Streets of Vancouver and the Molson Indy Montreal at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Kanaan finished the season in 12th.

IndyCar series

In 2002, Kanaan and Mo Nunn Racing competed in the Indy Racing League (IRL), making a one-off entry into the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan was the highest-starting rookie in the race, qualifying in fifth-place. During the race, Kanaan led for 23 laps, when on lap 90 both Jimmy Vasser and Bruno Junqueira had mechanical problems, slowing on the track. An oil leak on the track was not caught by IRL officials and Kanaan crashed, finishing 28th.

In 2003, Kanaan joined IRL full-time, signing with Andretti Green Racing. Kanaan won the Purex Dial Indy 200 after leading for 79 laps. The victory moved Kanaan to first in the point standings. In the Indianapolis 500 finished third behind Gil de Ferran and Hélio Castroneves. Kanaan finished the season ranked fourth.

The car Kanaan used to win the 2004 championship at the Honda Collection Hall

In 2004, Kanaan returned with Andretti Green Racing to drive the No. 11 7-Eleven Dallara IR03-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI4R. He won the Copper World Indy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kanaan won the Bombardier 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and the Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Kanaan completed all 3,305 laps during the season. His 618 points secured the championship.

For 2005, Kanaan returned with Andretti Green Racing in the No. 11 7-Eleven Dallara IR05-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI4R.

Kanaan returned with Andretti Green Racing in the No. 11 7-Eleven Dallara IR05-Ilmor-Honda Indy V8 HI4R in 2006. Kanaan's only win was at the ABC Supply Company A. J. Foyt 225 at the Milwaukee Mile. On 28 May, Kanaan's friend Rubens Barrichello wore Kanaan's helmet livery during the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and Kanaan wore Barrichello's helmet during the Indianapolis 500. The pair created a charity offering financial and technical aid to institutions within the voluntary sector, the Barrichello Kanaan Institute.[1] Kanaan had an issue with another friends and former teammate from his time at Tasman Motorsports, Hélio Castroneves. Kanaan and Castroneves had developed an intense rivalry that resulted in hard feelings. Castroneves accused Kanaan of costing him the 2006 series championship by racing him too hard for position in the final race. Kanaan countered that he was not paid to let other people pass him for the position. Kanaan finished 6th with 384 points.

Kanaan practicing for the 2007 Indianapolis 500
Kanaan talking with his friend and teammate Dario Franchitti during qualifying for the 2007 Indianapolis 500
Kanaan congratulating teammate and friend Dario Franchitti after he won the 2007 Indianapolis 500
Kanaan's car on pit lane at an event during the 2007 season

Kanaan had his winningest season during 2007 in the No. 11 7-Eleven Dallara IR5-Honda Indy V8 HI7R for Andretti Green Racing. Kanaan won the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi. At the Indianapolis 500 Kanaan won the Scott Brayton Award for showing the spirit of the late Scott Brayton, who was killed while practicing for the 1996 Indianapolis 500. After a complicated race with cautions and a temporary stop, Kanaan was often referred to, along with team owner Michael Andretti, as one of the best drivers never to win the Indianapolis 500.[2] Kanaan won the ABC Supply Company A. J. Foyt 225. Kanaan won again at the Firestone Indy 400. Kanaan dominated the following race, the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Kanaan's fifth win came at the Detroit Indy Grand Prix. Kanaan infamously got into a fight with Hornish that eventually involved Michael Andretti and 15 to 20 others. Despite winning a season-high number of races (5) Kanaan finished 3rd in points, behind Franchitti and Dixon.

In 2008, Kanaan returned with Andretti Green Racing in the No. 11 7-Eleven Dallara IR5-Honda Indy V8 HI7R. Kanaan rose above the controversy to finish 3rd in points with 513 points.

Kanaan at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second day of qualifying of the 2009 Indianapolis 500.

Kanaan returned with Andretti Green Racing for 2009 in the No. 11 7-Eleven Dallara IR5-Honda Indy V8 HI7R. Kanaan suffered bruised ribs in Indy 500. Despite the injuries, Kanaan did not miss any races. Kanaan finished sixth in points with 386 points.

In 2010, Kanaan returned to drive the No. 11 7-Eleven Dallara IR5-Honda Indy V8 HI7R. In October Kanaan was released from his contract with Andretti after 7-Eleven announced it would not return as Kanaan's primary sponsor. Kanaan won 14 races and one championship in eight years with Andretti.

Kanaan then drove for KV Racing Technology-Lotus, owned by Kanaan's former rival Jimmy Vasser, in the No. 82 GEICO/Lotus Cars Dallara IR5-Honda Indy V8 HI7R in a car based on the Lotus 38-Ford V8. Kanaan was involved in a spectacular crash at the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Andretti and Tomas Scheckter that had Kanaan flip down the track's back straightaway and hit a portable toilet located next to the track, finishing 22nd. Kanaan finished ranked fifth in points with 366 points.

Kanaan returned with KV Racing Technology in 2012 to drive the No. 11 GEICO/Mouser Electronics-sponsored Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6. Kanaan finished second in the oval standings with 148 points.

In 2013, Kanaan returned with KV Racing Technology in the No. 11 Hydroxycut Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6. At the Indianapolis 500 Kanaan qualified in 12th place. Kanaan moved up through the field and battled for the lead with Ed Carpenter, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti. On lap 197 Kanaan passed Hunter-Reay for the lead on a restart for a crash by Graham Rahal with Carlos Muñoz, Hunter-Reay and Andretti behind. The race finished under caution for the fourth consecutive year. Kanaan won at an average speed of 187.433 miles per hour, breaking the record set by Arie Luyendyk in the 1990 race. The race also set the record for the number of lead changes in the race with 68, breaking the previous record of 34. Kanaan later said "I was known for not winning and now I am known for winning. The last lap was the longest lap of my life. I get to put my ugly face on that trophy." Kanaan tied Sam Hanks as the most experienced driver to win, in their twelfth start.[3] Kanaan finished 11th with 397 points, his first full-time IndyCar season to finish out of the Top 10 in points. Kanaan won the series' Most Popular Driver award.

Kanaan (left) at Texas in 2019

In 2014, Kannaan drove for Target Chip Ganassi Racing in the No. 10 Target Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6. Kanaan finished 7th in points with 544 points his best since the 2011 season.

Kanaan in the driver's seat of the No. 10 NTT Data IndyCar
Kanaan during the 2023 Indianapolis 500, his final IndyCar Series race

In 2015, Kanaan began to drive the No. 10 NTT Data Chevy for Ganassi. In 2017 Kanaan had his worst and last season in the No.10 NNT Data Chevy for Ganassi. In 2018 Kanaan drove the No.14 ABC Supply Chevy for A. J. Foyt Racing.. In 2018 and 2019 he finished no better than 15th. He stated that the 2020 season would be his last, running only a five-race schedule. In 2021, he returned to Chip Ganassi Racing on a partial schedule, driving the No. 48 Dallara Honda on oval courses.

Sports car racing

United States Road Racing Championship

Kanaan competed in the Sports Car Club of America United States Road Racing Championship in 1998. He competed only at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Kanaan drove the No. 4 Tom Gloy Racing Ford Mustang Cobra. Kanaan finished 19th in points in the GT1 class with 35 points.

American Le Mans Series

Kanaan competed in the American Le Mans Series in 2007 in the No. 26 XM Satellite Radio Acura Courage ARX-01a-Acura AL7R 3.4L V8 for Andretti Green Racing in the LMP2 class. Bryan Herta and Dario Franchitti shared driving with Kanaan at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring and won its class, finishing 2nd overall. Kanaan came 17th with 39 points.

Kanaan returned in 2008 in the No. 26 XM Satellite Radio Acura ARX-01b-Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8 for Andretti Green Racing. Kanaan drove at the Monterey Sports Car Championships. The car started 5th in class and won,finishing 3rd overall. Kanaan finished 22nd in the LMP2 standings.

Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series

Kanaan first competed in the Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series in 2013. Kanaan finished 58th in the DP standings with 22 points and 138th in the GT standings with 16 points.

Tudor United SportsCar Championship

He first competed in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship for Chip Ganassi Racing in the No. 02 Riley MkXXVI-Ford EcoBoost 3.5L Turbo V6 in the P class. Kanaan came 38th with 50 points in the P class.

24 Hours of Le Mans

Kanaan made his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut in 2017, in the #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA Ford GT[4]

Formula Nippon

Kanaan competing in the 2007 Formula Nippon race at the Suzuka Circuit.

Kanaan competed in Formula Nippon in 2007 for Kanaan Racing in the No. 27 Bridgestone Potenza Lola FN06-Mugen Honda HF386E. Kanaan competed only in the Suzuka Circuit as a special entrant, finishing in 6th place.

Prelude to the Dream

In 2010 Tony Stewart offered the driver who won the 2010 Indianapolis 500 a chance to drive in his charity race, the Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway[5] Kanaan participated after Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti opted out. Kanaan drove the No. 11 7-Eleven Cadillac for GRT Race Cars in a car based on his Andretti Autosport car from 2003 to 2010. The race had drivers competing on teams, each representing a different children's hospital. Kanaan represented the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He finished 24th.

Kanaan returned in 2011 with GRT Race Cars in the No. 82 GEICO/Lotus Cars/Honda. He represented the Children's Medical Center.

In 2012 Kanaan returned to drive the No. 11 GEICO/Mouser Electronics/Itaipava/Braskem Chevrolet for GRT Race Cars. He finished 22nd.

Touring car and stock car racing

International Touring Car Championship

In 1996, Kanaan drove a Opel Calibra at the Interlagos round of the International Touring Car Championship.

Stock Car Brasil

In 2012 Kanaan began to compete in Stock Car Brasil in the No. 100 Bassani Racing Peugeot 408 at Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, finishing 19th. At the next race, the Stock Car Corrida do Milhão, he finished 31st place, retiring after 8 laps.

The driver raced full-time in the 2021 season, driving a Toyota Corolla for Full Time Bassani.

Superstar Racing Experience

In 2021, Kanaan entered four races of the Superstar Racing Experience, an all-star stock car racing series. His best results were 7th at Stafford and Eldora.

Personal life

Kanaan is of Lebanese heritage.[6] He is a member of the "brat pack", a group of CART drivers who were close friends off the track, along with Dario Franchitti, Max Papis and the late Greg Moore.[7]

Kanaan is a triathlete. He credits triathlon training[8] for his ability to stay in shape for driving. Kanaan completed half Ironman competitions (1.2-mile swim/56-mile bike/13.1-mile run) and competed in the Ironman World Championships (2.4-mile swim/112-mile bike/26.2-mile run) in 2011 with a time of 12:52:40. Kanaan married twice and has four children.

Media appearances

Film and television

Kanaan appears in the 2001 film Driven as himself in a scene among drivers preparing for the final race of the season (and film) at Detroit (likely Belle Isle State Park). The racing series used for the film is the FedEx CART Championship Series, which Kanaan raced in at the time for Mo Nunn Racing.

The first episode of the television series IndyCar 36 was about Kanaan's weekend leading up to the 2012 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on the Streets of St. Petersburg.

Kanaan appeared in Celebrity Family Feud with other drivers

Racing record

American open–wheel racing results

(key)

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Rank Points
1996 Tasman Motorsports Lola T96/20 Buick V6 MIA
10
LBH
2
NAZ
12
MIS
17
MIL
7
DET
1
POR
5
CLE
19
TOR
24
TRO
2
VAN
2
LS
1
2nd 113
1997 Tasman Motorsports Lola T97/20 Buick V6 MIA
6
LBH
5
NAZ
5
SAV
23
STL
10
MIL
3
DET
1
POR
3
TOR
2
TRO
1
VAN
2
LS
2
FON
9
1st 156

CART World Series

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Rank Points Ref
1998 Tasman Motorsports Reynard 98i Honda HRK MIA
29
MOT
6
LBH
5
NZR
9
RIO
27
STL
24
MIL
17
DET
8
POR
4
CLE
14
TOR
22
MIS
11
MDO
8
ROA
4
VAN
18
LS
3
HOU
3
SRF
7
FON
19
9th 92 [9]
1999 Forsythe Racing Reynard 99i Honda HRS MIA
21
MOT
6
LBH
22
NZR
23
RIO
5
STL
7
MIL
18
POR
15
CLE
22
ROA
6
TOR
17
MIS
1
DET
6
MDO
23
CHI
11
VAN
9
LS
21
HOU
9
SRF
6
FON
8
11th 85 [10]
2000 Mo Nunn Racing Reynard 2Ki Ilmor-Mercedes-Benz IC108F MIA
10
LBH
16
RIO
18
MOT
16
NZR
8
MIL
10
DET
DNS
POR CLE TOR MIS
24
CHI
16
MDO
13
ROA
8
VAN
14
LS
22
STL
13
HOU
10
SRF
8
FON
18
19th 24 [11]
2001 Mo Nunn Racing Reynard 01i Honda HR-1 MTY
7
LBH
7
TXS
NH
NZR
16
MOT
3
MIL
6
DET
DNS
POR
24
CLE
16
TOR
10
MIS
21
CHI
8
MDO
5
ROA
12
VAN
4
LAU
7
ROC
8
HOU
12
LS
8
SRF
17
FON
5
9th 93 [12]
2002 Mo Nunn Racing Reynard 02i Honda HR-2 MTY
16
LBH
20
MOT
15
12th 99 [13]
Lola B02/00 MIL
16
LS
12
POR
8
CHI
8
TOR
17
CLE
8
VAN
3
MDO
14
ROA
4
MTL
3
DEN
6
ROC
15
MIA
9
SRF
5
FON
4
MXC
8*

IndyCar Series

(key)

Year Team Chassis No. Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Rank Points Ref
2002 Mo Nunn Racing G-Force 17 Chevrolet HMS PHX FON NZR INDY
28
TXS PPIR RIR KAN NSH MIS KTY STL CHI TX2 50th 2 [14]
2003 Andretti Green Racing Dallara 11 Honda HMS
4
PHX
1
MOT
14
INDY
3
TXS
2
PPIR
2
RIR
5
KAN
4
NSH
9
MIS
16
STL
2
KTY
6
NZR
18
CHI
6
FON
3
TX2
14
4th 476 [15]
2004 HMS
8
PHX
1
MOT
2
INDY
2
TXS
1
RIR
5
KAN
3
NSH
1
MIL
4
MIS
2
KTY
5
PPIR
5
NZR
2
CHI
3
FON
2
TX2
2
1st 618 [16]
2005 HMS
3
PHX
3
STP
2
MOT
6
INDY
8
TXS
3
RIR
19
KAN
1
NSH
19
MIL
4
MIS
4
KTY
20
PPIR
3
SNM
1
CHI
5
WGL
2
FON
2
2nd 548 [17]
2006 HMS
11
STP
3
MOT
3
INDY
5
WGL
11
TXS
7
RIR
18
KAN
5
NSH
12
MIL
1
MIS
4
KTY
5
SNM
11
CHI
7
6th 384 [18]
2007 HMS
5
STP
3
MOT
1
KAN
15
INDY
12
MIL
1
TXS
2
IOW
16
RIR
4
WGL
4
NSH
18
MDO
4
MIS
1
KTY
1
SNM
4
DET
1
CHI
6
3rd 576 [19]
2008 HMS
8
STP
3
MOT1
5
LBH1
DNP
KAN
2
INDY
29
MIL
3
TXS
5
IOW
18
RIR
1
WGL
3
NSH
4
MDO
7
EDM
9
KTY
8
SNM
3
DET
3
CHI
4
3rd 513 [20]
2009 STP
5
LBH
3
KAN
3
INDY
27
MIL
19
TXS
8
IOW
14
RIR
6
WGL
8
TOR
17
EDM
21
KTY
3
MDO
10
SNM
8
CHI
13
MOT
11
HMS
4
6th 386 [21]
2010 Andretti Autosport SAO
10
STP
10
ALA
8
LBH
5
KAN
3
INDY
11
TXS
6
IOW
1
WGL
21
TOR
4
EDM
12
MDO
17
SNM
7
CHI
5
KTY
4
MOT
7
HMS
3
6th 453 [22]
2011 KV Racing Technology-Lotus 82 STP
3
ALA
6
LBH
8
SAO
22
INDY
4
TXS
11
TXS
5
MIL
19
IOW
2
TOR
26
EDM
4
MDO
5
NHM
22
SNM
28
BAL
3
MOT
17
KTY
17
LVS2
C
5th 366 [23]
2012 KV Racing Technology Dallara DW12 11 Chevrolet STP
25
ALA
21
LBH
4
SAO
13
INDY
3
DET
6
TXS
11
MIL
2
IOW
3
TOR
4
EDM
18
MDO
6
SNM
10
BAL
20
FON
18
9th 351 [24]
2013 STP
4
ALA
13
LBH
20
SAO
21
INDY
1
DET
13
DET
12
TXS
3
MIL
10
IOW
3
POC
13
TOR
5
TOR
24
MDO
24
SNM
13
BAL
15
HOU
21
HOU
24
FON
3
11th 397 [25]
2014 Chip Ganassi Racing 10 STP
6
LBH
18
ALA
9
IMS
10
INDY
26
DET
3
DET
9
TXS
6
HOU
13
HOU
10
POC
11
IOW
3
TOR
3
TOR
2
MDO
21
MIL
3
SNM
13
FON
1
7th 544 [26]
2015 STP
3
NLA
6
LBH
5
ALA
13
IMS
7
INDY
26
DET
20
DET
13
TXS
2
TOR
6
FON
2
MIL
6
IOW
21
MDO
5
POC
19
SNM
4
8th 431 [27]
2016 STP
9
PHX
4
LBH
6
ALA
8
IMS
25
INDY
4
DET
9
DET
7
ROA
2
IOW
7
TOR
4
MDO
12
POC
9
TXS
3
WGL
19
SNM
13
7th 461 [28]
2017 Honda STP
12
LBH
15
ALA
7
PHX
6
IMS
20
INDY
5
DET
15
DET
10
TXS
2
ROA
21
IOW
9
TOR
19
MDO
16
POC
5
GTW
16
WGL
20
SNM
16
10th 403 [29]
2018 A. J. Foyt Enterprises 14 Chevrolet STP
11
PHX
8
LBH
8
ALA
18
IMS
14
INDY
25
DET
14
DET
7
TXS
21
ROA
14
IOW
17
TOR
6
MDO
18
POC
17
GTW
13
POR
11
SNM
12
16th 312 [30]
2019 STP
15
COA
12
ALA
18
LBH
19
IMS
20
INDY
9
DET
15
DET
22
TXS
16
ROA
21
TOR
17
IOW
10
MDO
20
POC
8
GTW
3
POR
12
LAG
16
15th 304 [31]
2020 TXS
10
IMS
ROA
ROA
IOW
18
IOW
11
INDY
19
GTW
9
GTW
19
MDO MDO IMS IMS STP 24th 106 [32]
2021 Chip Ganassi Racing 48 Honda ALA STP TXS
11
TXS
15
IMS INDY
10
DET DET ROA MDO TOR NSH IMS GTW
13
POR LAG LBH 28th 96 [33]
2022 1 STP
TXS
LBH
ALA
IMS
INDY
3
DET ROA MDO TOR IOW IOW IMS NSH GTW POR LAG 26th 78 [34]
2023 Arrow McLaren 66 Chevrolet STP
TXS
LBH
ALA
IMS
INDY
16
DET
ROA
MDO
TOR
IOW
IOW
NSH
IMS
GTW
POR
LAG
32nd 18 [35]

1 Run on same day.
2 The Las Vegas Indy 300 was abandoned after Dan Wheldon died from injuries sustained in a 15-car crash on lap 11.

Years Teams Races Poles Wins Top 5s Top 10s Indianapolis 500
wins
Championships
14 4 206 11 16 104 141 1 (2013) 1 (2004)

Indianapolis 500

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Team
2002 G-Force Chevrolet 5 28 Mo Nunn Racing
2003 Dallara Honda 2 3 Andretti Green Racing
2004 Dallara Honda 5 2 Andretti Green Racing
2005 Dallara Honda 1 8 Andretti Green Racing
2006 Dallara Honda 5 5 Andretti Green Racing
2007 Dallara Honda 2 12 Andretti Green Racing
2008 Dallara Honda 6 29 Andretti Green Racing
2009 Dallara Honda 6 27 Andretti Green Racing
2010 Dallara Honda 33* 11 Andretti Autosport
2011 Dallara Honda 22 4 KV Racing Technology
2012 Dallara Chevrolet 8 3 KV Racing Technology
2013 Dallara Chevrolet 12 1 KV Racing Technology
2014 Dallara Chevrolet 16 26 Chip Ganassi Racing
2015 Dallara Chevrolet 4 26 Chip Ganassi Racing
2016 Dallara Chevrolet 18 4 Chip Ganassi Racing
2017 Dallara Honda 7 5 Chip Ganassi Racing
2018 Dallara Chevrolet 10 25 A. J. Foyt Enterprises
2019 Dallara Chevrolet 16 9 A. J. Foyt Enterprises
2020 Dallara Chevrolet 23 19 A. J. Foyt Enterprises
2021 Dallara Honda 5 10 Chip Ganassi Racing
2022 Dallara Honda 6 3 Chip Ganassi Racing
2023 Dallara Chevrolet 9 16 Arrow McLaren

* Kanaan qualified 32nd in a backup car but decided to switch back to his primary car for the race. This forced him to start from the 33rd position on the grid.

24 Hours of Daytona results

Year Team Co-drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1998 United States Tom Gloy Racing United States Mike Borkowski
United States Robbie Buhl
Ford Mustang Cobra GT1 624 11th 3rd
2013 United States Dener Motorsport Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brazil Nonô Figueiredo
Brazil Felipe Giaffone
Brazil Ricardo Maurício
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup GT 352 46th 28th
2014 United States Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates New Zealand Scott Dixon
United States Kyle Larson
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Riley Mk. XXVI-Ford P 667 15th 8th
2015 United States Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates New Zealand Scott Dixon
United States Kyle Larson
United States Jamie McMurray
Riley Mk. XXVI-Ford P 740 1st 1st
2016 United States Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates New Zealand Scott Dixon
United States Kyle Larson
United States Jamie McMurray
Riley Mk. XXVI-Ford P 708 13th 7th
2017 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Racing United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Ford GT GTLM 652 9th 5th

Complete American Le Mans Series results

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2007 Andretti Green Racing LMP2 Acura ARX-01a Acura 3.4L V8 SEB
1
STP LBH HOU UTA LRP MOH ROA MOS DET PET
Ret
LAG
4
17th 39
2008 Andretti Green Racing LMP2 Acura ARX-01b Acura 3.4L V8 SEB STP LBH UTA LRP MOH ROA MOS DET PET
7
LAG
1
22nd 39

Complete Formula Nippon results

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DC Points
2007 Kanaan Racing FUJ SUZ MOT OKA SUZ FUJ SUG MOT SUZ
6
NC† 0†

† Ineligible for championship points.

Complete Stock Car Pro Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Rank Points
2012 RC3 Bassani Peugeot 408 INT CTB VEL RBP LON RIO SAL CAS TAR CTB BSB
19
INT
Ret
NC† 0†
2021 Full Time Bassani Toyota Corolla GOI
1

Ret
GOI
2

DNS
INT
1

21
INT
2

12
VCA
1

22
VCA
2

Ret
VCA
1

21
VCA
2

Ret
CAS
1

21
CAS
2

15
CUR
1

23
CUR
2

22
CUR
1
CUR
2
GOI
1

Ret
GOI
2

DNS
GOI
1

21
GOI
2

Ret
VCA
1

27
VCA
2

19
SCZ
1

25
SCZ
2

17
INT
1

25
INT
2

Ret
32nd 24
2022 Full Time Bassani Toyota Corolla INT
1

20
GOI
1

11
GOI
2

12
RIO
1

22
RIO
2

16
VCA
1

21
VCA
2

4
VEL
1

25
VEL
2

17
VEL
1

20
VEL
2

DSQ
INT
1

17
INT
2

10
VCA
1

30
VCA
2

14
SCZ
1

23
SCZ
2

15
GOI
1

30
GOI
2

15
GOI
1

25
GOI
2

16
BRA
1

21
BRA
2

13
22nd 102
2023 Texaco Racing Toyota Corolla GOI
1

23
GOI
2

Ret
INT
1

17
INT
2

19
TAR
1
TAR
2
CAS
1

Ret
CAS
2

22
INT
1

25
INT
2

25
VCA
1

21
VCA
2

14
GOI
1

18
GOI
2

18
VEL
1

18
VEL
2

Ret
BUE
1

24
BUE
2

14
VCA
1

21
VCA
2

18
CAS
1

22
CAS
2

24
INT
1

26
INT
2

Ret
30th 29

Driver ineligible for championship points.

Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pos. Points
2014 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates P Ford EcoBoost Riley DP Ford Ecoboost 3.5 L V6 Turbo DAY
8
SEB
6
LBH LAG DET WGL MOS IMS ROA COA PET
34th 50
2015 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates P Ford EcoBoost Riley DP Ford Ecoboost 3.5 L V6 Turbo DAY
1
SEB LBH LAG DET WGL MOS ROA COA PET 23rd 36
2016 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing P Ford EcoBoost Riley DP Ford Ecoboost 3.5 L V6 Turbo DAY
7
SEB LBH LAG DET WGL MOS ROA COA PET 29th 25

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2017 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Team USA United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Müller
Ford GT GTE
Pro
339 22nd 6th
2018 United States Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK United Kingdom Harry Tincknell
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Ford GT GTE
Pro
332 36th 12th

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Rank Points
2018–19 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK LMGTE Pro Ford GT Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6 SPA
Ret
LMS
12
SIL FUJ SHA SEB SPA LMS 38th 2

Superstar Racing Experience

(key* – Most laps led. 1 – Heat 1 winner. 2 – Heat 2 winner.

Superstar Racing Experience results
Year No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 SRXC Pts
2021 48 STA
7
KNX ELD
7
IRP
10
SLG NSV
8
6th 1621
2022 6 FIF
4*
SBO
6
STA NSV
13
I55
10
SHA
11
8th 113
2023 66 STA
10
STA II
12
MMS BER ELD
12
IRP 19th 01

* Season still in progress
1 Shared points with Hailie Deegan

Notes

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