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Tony Kanaan

Tony Kanaan, Detroit CART event, 18th June 2000. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Tony Kanaan, Detroit CART event, 18th June 2000. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Tony Kanaan, Indianapolis 500, 21st May 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Tony Kanaan, Indianapolis 500, 21st May 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

31 Dec 1974
Salvador, Bahia

Nationality:

Brazil

Indy 500s:

17 (2002-2018)

A success in CART, he switched to the IRL, where he spent a long time with Michael Andretti's team, but he is now with Foyt. Still in the series, and won the Indy 500 in 2013. Kanaan has also raced in a number of other series as one-offs, including stock cars in his homeland, ALMS, Grand-Am and even Formula Nippon, winning the Daytona 24 Hour race in 2015. Tony is of Lebanese ancestry, and his birth name of Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho gives more than a nod to his Middle-Eastern origins.

Biography last updated 27 May 2018