Kanaan Ready For His 300th Consecutive IndyCar Start
AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan who drives the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet will mark a major milestone in his career this weekend as he starts his 300th Verizon IndyCar Series race.
The Brazilian’s streak dates back to the Portland Grand Prix in June of 2001 and speaking ahead of this weekend’s season finale Grand Prix of Sonoma he commented by saying:
Sonoma has always been a tough track for me personally but I have had good results there. I probably have more top-10s there than almost anywhere else in my career. It’s an important race with double points on the line. It’s going to be important to have a really solid run there. We can move all the way up to sixth place (in the championship) but we can also move back quite a ways. We’re going to keep our eyes and minds focused forward and try to move up in points. Penske has been the standard there, so from a competitive standpoint, I think we will be OK but we need to find a little bit more to end the season strong. From the championship perspective, however it ends up, there will be a great champion. Someone that is obviously very deserving of the honor. Alexander Rossi has had an amazing year and so has Dixie (Scott Dixon) and (Will) Power. It really could be anybody’s championship at the end of this thing.
Matheus ‘Matt’ Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet is looking forward to the final race of his rookie season.
Headed to Sonoma this weekend and just realized that the season flew by. I remember St. Petersburg and Indy like it was yesterday, and now my first Verizon IndyCar Series season is almost over. It has been a great year! Sonoma is a place that I’ve never raced before but grew up playing video games there and thinking about racing in that place one day. It’s such a pretty city and a fun track to drive, it has lots of elevation changes which make things pretty interesting. After a great pace in Portland, the ABC Supply car No. 4 is going to give its all to finish the season on a high. I definitely can’t wait for it.