AJ Foyt Racing announced on Wednesday afternoon that Tony Kanaan’s long term sponsor 7-Eleven will serve as the Brazilian’s primary sponsor this weekend as the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season gets underway this weekend in Texas with the Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Speaking about the announcement, Kanaan said:
Being reunited with 7-Eleven for the Texas race means a lot to me. “7-Eleven was my primary sponsor for eight straight seasons and the recognizable green 7-Eleven car became my trademark.
The Brazilian who won here in 2004 with 7-Eleven as his primary sponsor went on to say:
Most of my success came while defending their colors and I couldn’t be happier to
have them back with a full paint scheme for my #TKLastLap campaign, especially at Texas Motor Speedway. They’ve been there for most of my career and it’s very fitting to have 7-Eleven join us at AJ Foyt Racing doing a throwback for this race. I’m looking forward to getting this show going on June 6th and representing 7-Eleven in front of all the fans that will be cheering on INDYCAR’s season starter on primetime on NBC. They’ve been more than sponsors of mine, they became part of my family and I’m very proud to be defending their colors once again.”
Kanaan has an impressive record here with none podium finishes including the win in his championship winning year in 2004 and speaking about the news, AJ Foyt Racing president Larry Foyt said:
I’m thrilled this came together, as there is so much history between 7-Eleven and Tony. “This is the perfect sponsor to kick off Tony’s Last Lap campaign. We are looking forward to representing them well and putting on a great race at the always exciting Texas Motor Speedway.”