Tony Kanaan says he hopes to be back in an NTT IndyCar in 2021.
The Brazilian, a veteran of 383 IndyCar Series starts over 25 years has taken the decision to step back from the sport.
Kanaan who won the IndyCar Series championship in 2004 with Andretti Green Racing while he won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 with KV Racing Technologies is hopeful that he can return to the series next season.
In race one of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at the weekend, Kanaan finished the event in ninth place.
Speaking to the media during a Zoom conference call following his last race, Kanaan said that he does not have a team or sponsors in place for next year but is hoping to do an oval only schedule in 2021.
Speaking over the weekend, CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation Mark Miles and IndyCar Series President Jay Frye said that they hope to announce the 2021 schedule in October.
Kanaan has scored 17 career IndyCar Series wins. The Brazil said folloeing Sunday’s race that he will discuss plans for next year with sponsors over the coming weeks.