CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit #55 Kanaan injury update: car withdrawn

Tony Kanaan ...

Tony Kanaan

#55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard

Mo Nunn Racing has withdrawn the #55 Hollywood-sponsored Honda-Reynard of driver Tony Kanaan after Kanaan was diagnosed with a mild concussion resulting from a qualifying accident this afternoon at the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit. Kanaan spun into the Turn 10 tire wall four laps into today's 30-minute Group 2 qualifying session after appearing to make contact with the car of Max Papis. Kanaan continued the session in his back-up car, but in five timed laps could achieve only the 26th-fastest time. He visited the CART medical staff immediately after the session complaining of headaches. CART doctors sent him to Detroit Receiving Hospital for a precautionary CAT scan, which was negative. Doctors, however, diagnosed him with a mile concussion and advised him not to race on Sunday.

Kanaan, currently ninth in the CART FedEx Championship Series point standings, is expected to return to action next weekend for Round 8 at Portland, Ore.

MORRIS NUNN

"We are thankful that Tony did not get hurt badly in the accident. But we are quite disappointed that he won't be able to drive in the race. Except for a mild concussion, Tony is okay, according to the doctors. He'll be fine by Portland next week. The doctors just thought it would be the wise thing to do to take the rest of the weekend off. We're not going to argue with that."

-Mo Nunn Racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Max Papis , Tony Kanaan , Mo Nunn