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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)

Tony Kanaan (left) and Dario Franchitti (right) could become Chip Ganassi Racing 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 Scott Dixon, and Charlie Kimball. Franchitti and Dixon have combined to win six IndyCar titles, and Kanaan won it in 2004.

Sep 27

IZOD Concluding IndyCar Sponsorship At End Of 2013 Season

IZOD will end its partnership with the IndyCar Series at the end of the 2013 season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

IZOD will end its partnership with the IndyCar Series at the end of the 2013 season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

IndyCar announced today that IZOD will conclude its sponsorship of the IndyCar Series after the current season.

“We are proud of our partnership with IZOD over the past six years and we’re grateful to PVH Corp., owner of the IZOD brand, for its support, creativity and vision,” said Mark Miles, chief executive officer of Hulman & Co., the parent company of IndyCar. “But circumstances change and now we’re seeking new partnerships with brands looking to align with the fastest, most versatile form of racing.

Sep 27

Exciting Friday With Barrett-Jackson Auction Las Vegas

Penske Racing No. 2 Dodge Charger

Penske Racing No. 2 Dodge Charger (Photo: Tom Jensen)

The early buzz from the sixth-annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector-Car Auction is that it’s off to a sensational start.

Thursday night at Barrett-Jackson, two cars raised a total of $1.2 million for charity and today the action will only heat up, as the quality of the cars gets better heading into Saturday’s grand finale. FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 will have a total of eight hours of live coverage Friday from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

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Sep 27

FIA To Receive Extra Money – How Will It Be Spent?

The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, will have to decide how additional income will be spent. (Photo: Getty Images)

The president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Jean Todt, will have to decide how additional income will be spent. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA’s confirmation that the new Concorde Agreement will bring in extra funds has put a focus on how that money will be used by the governing body – and Jean Todt has now agreed to set up a ‘task force’ to that end.

A statement today underlined that the FIA will get more money from the new Concorde Agreement. “This agreement provides the FIA with significantly improved financial means to pursue its regulatory missions and to reflect the enhanced role undertaken by the FIA in the Motor Sport.”