Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan heads into this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach having ended the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg in 12th place.

Long Beach holds fond memories for the Brazilian as it was here back in 1999 where he scored his maiden Verizon IndyCar Series pole position.

Kanaan has come a long way since then winning the Indianapolis 500 and the Verizon IndyCar Series championship and speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, Kanaan stated:

“It feels good to be back in the car and on the streets of Long Beach. It was a tease to start the season then get a few weekends off, but we spent a lot of time testing and working in the simulator the past few weeks and we’re feeling good heading into this weekend. We had a rough race in St. Pete dealing with some things we couldn’t control, so we’ve made sure to regroup since then and we’re all ready to get out there in Long Beach. I love the Long Beach circuit – the track and the atmosphere are just amazing.

Chip Ganassi Racing have shown that they are extremely competitive with Honda power with Scott Dixon havijg scored a podium finish in the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg and Kanaan will be hoping that he can put on a good show this weekend.


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