Scott Dixon
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 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 Darren Turner, 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.

Aug 31

Dixon Wins The Pole For Road Race At Baltimore

Scott Dixon. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Scott Dixon. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

After the pit road commotion at Sonoma, Scott Dixon still sent a congratulatory text to winner Will Power.

Yes, Dixon’s penalty wiped out his shot at a victory, but he was at least going to be a good sport.

“I respect Will. He’s a fantastic driver,” Dixon said. “We’re going to be competing, hopefully, together for a lot of years.”

That competition, for now, means they can’t seem to get away from each other on the track.

Power spun Dixon in Saturday’s practice. But Dixon got the final payback when he swiped the pole from Power on the last lap of qualifying to take the top spot for the Grand Prix of Baltimore.