Verizon IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan says that the LeMans 24 Hours is a lot like the Indianapolis 500 when it comes to build up of the race race. The Brazilian who drives the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet for AJ Foyt Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series has returned to Chip Ganassi Racing for the 24 Hours of LeMans.
Speaking to RTV6’s Dave Furst, Kanaan said that just like in Indy, at LeMans there is a parade before the race where fans can come up to the drivers in their cars and hi five them.
When asked about staying up for the 24 Hours, the Brazilian said that the drivers get three hour rest periods.
Kanaan who has a multi-year contract to race with AJ Foyt Racing in the Verizon IndyCar Series enjoys endurance racing but he is committed to the Verizon IndyCar Series and may consider a career in endurance racing but for now is focused on LeMans this weekend before heading to Road America next weekend as he returns to the day job for the Kohler Grand Prix.
Kanaan is one of several Verizon IndyCar Series drivers competing in the LeMans 24 Hours this weekend alongside his Chip Ganassi Racing team mate’s Scott Dixon and Sebastian Bourdais as well as former IndyCar drivers Ryan Briscoe, Mike Conway and Juan Pablo Montoya who is making his LeMans debut this weekend with Zak Brown’s United Autosports team.