AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan says he is excited about competing in Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge season finale First Responder 175 presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Speaking to Paddock Eye during a video conference call on Friday, the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner said:

“Obviously, I’m excited. “I think it’s a mixed feeling because I woke up today, today is May 1st, I looked at my calendar. Somebody just texted me today, ‘What was the worst investment you made in 2020?’ I said I think it was my calendar planner. I looked, we have it in the office, in two days I was going to be doing the Indy half-marathon.

“I’m ready to go do the real thing. It will be exciting. It will be something for us to do at least to represent a little bit the month of May this weekend.”

Paddock Eye asked TK if when he finishes full-time would he consider entering the NTT IndyCar Series as a team owner to which he replied absolutely not.

Kanaan was joined on the call by 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi of Andretti Autosport and Rossi’s golden retriever Diane. Rossi said he is also excited about the event at IMS but was disappointed for Robert Wickens and James Hinchcliffe who failed to make the field.

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