Charlie Kimball
Sep 27

Report: Kanaan Joining Ganassi In 2014

Tony Kanaan (left) and Dario Franchitti (right) could become Chip Ganassi Racing teammates next season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

(left) and (right) could become teammates next season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will not return to KV Racing next season and is finalizing a deal to join Chip Ganassi Racing, The Associated Press has learned.

Two people familiar with Kanaan’s plan said Friday that the Brazilian is nearing a signed contract with Ganassi. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Ganassi has not announced the move.

The 38-year-old Kanaan will join a lineup that includes Indy 500 winners Dario Franchitti and , and . Franchitti and Dixon have combined to win six titles, and Kanaan won it in 2004.

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Aug 6

Kimball Follows In Branson’s Footsteps

Indy car Don Branson kept his medical condition a secret while Mid-Ohio IndyCar Series winner Charlie Kimball has become the face of the very issue Branson kept hidden.

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didn’t know it but Sunday he was carrying the spirit of into victory lane at .

The sidelight of Kimball’s popular and first win in the IZOD series is that he’s a Type 1 diabetic who’s overcome a potential career-ending health issue with perseverance and a big assist from his sponsor, Novo Nordisk.

Thanks to the Novo Log FlexPen, which produces the perfect mixture of insulin before Charlie straps in, he was able to run full bore to the checkered flag in a caution-free race on one of the most physically-demanding road courses in North America.

When the 28-year-old Californian hopped out of his car to begin celebrating, he looked like he could have run another 90 laps.

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Aug 4

Charlie Kimball Breaks Through With Big Mid-Ohio Win

Charlie Kimball celebrates with his Ganassi Racing/Novo Nordisk team in Victory Lane at Mid-Ohio after scoring his first IndyCar Series win

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overtook Simon Pagenaud at the end of the long backstretch on Lap 73 of 90 and went on to win the Honda Indy 200 at for his first IZOD Series victory.

The Camarillo, Calif., native is the ninth different winner in 14 races this season and the fourth first-time winner. In the previous five seasons, there were five total first-time winners. Four different teams were represented in the top five.

“It’s nice when the team gives you such a great car,” said Kimball, who started fifth in the Honda-powered No. 83 NovoLog FlexPen car on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. “All I needed to do was to hit the lap times they needed me to.”

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