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Pocono IZOD INDYCAR SERIES HIGHLIGHTS

First start:
May 26, 2002 (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
First victory: March 23, 2003 (Phoenix International Raceway)
First pole: March 2, 2003 (Homestead-Miami Speedway)

2011
Finished fifth in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for KV Racing Technology.
Recorded nine top-10 finishes, with a best of second at Iowa. Finished third in debut with team.
Advanced 18 positions to finish sixth at Barber and equaled the gain with fourth place at Indianapolis.

2010

Finished sixth in IZOD IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Autosport.
Won at Iowa, advancing 14 positions and leading 62 laps.
Recorded seven top-five and 13 top-10 finishes.
Front-row start at St. Petersburg was first since winning pole at Richmond in 2008.
Started last at Indianapolis, ran as high as second and finished 11th.
Completed 2,413 of 2,414 laps.

2009

Finished sixth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
Recorded five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, with a best of third three times.
Only driver with top-five finishes in each of first three races.
Milwaukee was first time in 103 IndyCar Series starts he had back-to-back DNFs.

2008

Finished third in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
Won at Richmond from the pole, and had 11 top-five finishes overall. Closed the season with three consecutive top fives, including podiums at Infineon and Belle Isle.

2007

Finished third in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing with series-best five victories.
Won at Motegi, Milwaukee, Michigan, Kentucky and Belle Isle.
Recorded 12 top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes.
Led 83 laps at Indianapolis, becoming first driver to lead laps in his first six "500" starts.

2006

Finished sixth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing with two victories.
Won at The Milwaukee Mile and recorded eight other top-10 finishes.
Started in the top 10 in 12 of the 14 races.

2005

Finished second in IndyCar Series standings with two victories (Kansas, Infineon) and 12 other top-10 finishes.
Started from the pole and finished eighth in the 89th Indianapolis 500.

2004

Won the IndyCar Series championship for Andretti Green Racing at California Speedway. Raced to a second-place finish after starting 21st. Lost to Adrian Fernandez by 0.0183 of a second.
Finished eighth in season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway before recording 15 consecutive top-five finishes, including three wins and six second-place finishes.
Won at Phoenix, leading 191 of 200 laps. Also won at Texas1 and Nashville.
Earned MBNA Pole Awards at Michigan and Pikes Peak.
Completed 3,305 laps, the first IndyCar Series driver to complete every possible lap in a season.
Led 889 laps to establish IndyCar Series record. Led laps in 13 races, including the final 10.

2003

Finished fourth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing in first full IndyCar Series season.
Scored first career series win at Phoenix.
Won MBNA Pole Awards at Homestead, Phoenix and Pikes Peak.
Tied for series lead in top-five (9) and top-10 (12) finishes.
Led 12 of 16 races, second to series champion Scott Dixon.

2002

Made IndyCar Series debut at Indianapolis 500, starting fifth and leading 23 laps before an accident on Lap 89 ended his race. Finished 28th.

ROAD TO THE IZOD INDYCAR SERIES

2002

Finished 12th in CART standings for Mo Nunn Racing. Best finish was third at Vancouver and Montreal.

2001

Finished ninth in CART standings for Mo Nunn Racing. Best finish was third at Japan.

2000

Finished 19th in partial CART season for Mo Nunn Racing. Best finish was eighth at Nazareth, Road America and Australia.
Missed four events after sustaining a fractured left forearm in qualifying accident in Detroit.

1999

Competed for Forsythe Racing and finished 11th in CART standings, scoring first win at Michigan.

1998

Named CART Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year driving for Tasman Motorsports Group. Finished ninth in CART point standings.
Highest finish was third at Laguna Seca and Houston.

1997

Won Dayton Indy Lights championship driving for Tasman Motorsports Group.
Scored two victories and seven top-three finishes.

1996

Finished second in Indy Lights, scoring two victories and five top-three finishes for Tasman Motorsports Group.

1995

Scored one victory and nine podium finishes en route to fifth place in Italian Formula 3 Championship

1994

Won the Italian Formula Alfa-Boxer Championship, scoring five wins.

1993

Drove a limited schedule in Formula Opel Euroseries Championship, finishing 10th in points.

1992

Finished fifth in the Brazilian Formula Chevrolet Championship.

1991

Competed in Brazilian Formula Ford Championship, finishing sixth.

Early Career
Competed in karts, winning the Sao Paulo city Junior Karting Championship three times (1986-88), the Brazilian Junior Karting Championship (1988), the Sao Paulo City B Category Karting Championship (1989) and the Sao Paulo City Graduated A Category Karting Championship (1990).

Tony Kanaan



Date of birth: December 31 1974
Residence: Miami, Florida
Nationality: Brasil
No.: 14
First race: Homestead, 1998
Season: 22
Team: A.J. Foyt Enterprises
Website: Tony Kanaan