IRL: Homestead: Tony Kanaan preview

Tony Kanaan on the Toyota Indy 300 "I'm ready to go. It was great to get back in the car during the two tests and we learned a lot at both of them. The whole Team 7-Eleven and everybody at Honda has done a great job getting everything ready for...

Tony Kanaan on the Toyota Indy 300

"I'm ready to go. It was great to get back in the car during the two tests and we learned a lot at both of them. The whole Team 7-Eleven and everybody at Honda has done a great job getting everything ready for the season and now we just have to go out and see what happens. It's a long year, so we just have to take it one race at a time. I think we all learned a lot from being in the middle of the championship battle last year and I'm sure this year will be just as tight. We want to make sure we're there at the end, so the first step is to go out and run well in Miami."

Tony Kanaan Facts
Homestead marks Kanaan's 18th IndyCar Series start
Kanaan has made four open-wheel starts at Homestead-Miami Speedway (one, IndyCar Series) with a best finish of fourth (2003)
Kanaan owns the track qualifying record at Homestead (203.560 miles per hour, 26.5278 seconds), which he set during qualifying for last year's race
Kanaan has one IndyCar Series victory which came at Phoenix International Raceway (March 23, 2003)
Kanaan is a three-time IndyCar Series pole winner and is the defending pole winner of this event
Kanaan has nine career top-five finishes in the IndyCar Series
Kanaan led the IndyCar Series point standings after a league-high nine races in 2003 and finished fourth in the final standings

Andretti Green Racing Team Facts
Andretti Green Racing has two wins and three poles in the IndyCar Series
AGR has fielded at least three cars in each IndyCar Series event it has entered
Homestead marks only the second time AGR has fielded four entries in an event (Indianapolis, 2003)
AGR entries have combined for 22 top-five finishes
AGR has placed two cars in the top-five of an event seven times
AGR placed all three cars in the top-10 at Homestead last year

Kim Green, President, Andretti Green Racing:

"The last few weeks have been very, very busy since the testing season started with all the cars and equipment we've had to get ready for the year. But, as soon as the green flag drops on the first session Friday it will be all excitement and anticipation, which will make it all worthwhile. We're not going into this season with any different thoughts or mindset than last season. It's going to be very competitive and a lot of hard work, and we're going to have our work cut out for us to try to win the championship. But, we're capable of getting it done."

-AGR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Kim Green