Dario Franchitti
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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Sep 11

Kanaan Considering Options For Next Season

Kanaan Considering Options For Next Season

pours the victory milk over his head in May as he celebrates winning the IZOD Series’ 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Tony Kanaan wants to stay in IndyCar, but if he doesn’t have a ride, the Indianapolis 500 champion said he’ll look elsewhere for a place to race, even if that means moving to .

The Brazilian, whose contract with KV Racing ends this year, visited last week.

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Sep 8

GRAND-AM Monterey Notebook

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Photo Credit: John Dagys

TRG ASTON MARTIN DEBUTS — After months of delays, TRG’s Aston Martin Vantage debuts in this weekend’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (5 p.m. ET, Live! FOX Sports 1). AMR factory driver , fresh off the FIA WEC Six Hours of Sao Paulo, has joined Brandon Davis, a winner in last month’s Pirelli World Challenge round, at the wheel of GT3-based machine.

Davis qualified the V12-powered beast in 10th, a respectable effort considering the number of changes made to the car, including heavily revised aero and a switch to the class-mandated Bosch ECU system.

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Aug 27

Franchitti, Dixon To Drive Second Ganassi DP In Monterey

Franchitti, Dixon To Drive Second Ganassi DP In Monterey

Photo: John Dagys

In an effort to bolster its Daytona Prototype title attack, will field a second Riley-BMW in next month’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Live!, FOX Sports 1).

The multi-time and defending DP champions confirmed Monday that two-time Series champion and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner will pilot the No. 02 entry, which will carry sponsorship from Cessna.

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Aug 24

Franchitti Flies To IndyCar Pole At Sonoma

Dario Franchitti will start first at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

will start first at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Although Dario Franchitti hasn’t won an race since last year’s Indianapolis 500, he’s in prime position to snap that unpleasant streak when he starts on the pole Sunday in an excellent Honda at Sonoma Raceway.

But if he can help by stepping off the gas a bit, Franchitti would be happy to follow team orders.

Franchitti won’t put his personal success ahead of Target ’s fortunes. That means Dixon will get every chance to gain ground on IndyCar points leader (453 points), who leads second-place Dixon (422) with five races to go.

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