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Tony Kanaan Returns to CGR for Indy 500

Tony Kanaan will attempt to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with Chip Ganassi Racing, the team announced Jan. 17.

The American Legion will sponsor the effort.

Kanaan ran four races for the team in the NTT IndyCar Series last season, with a best finish of 10th in the 2021 Indy 500.

Overall, he has 11 top 10s in the Indy 500, including a victory in 2013.

See also
Chip Ganassi Racing Rounds Out Rolex 24 Lineup With INDYCAR Drivers, Kevin Magnussen

He has 16 wins and 72 podiums in his IndyCar career.

The veteran driver joins Scott Dixon, Jimmie Johnson, Marcus Ericsson and 2021 IndyCar champion Alex Palou in the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kanaan’s car number was not announced.

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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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