IRL: Indy 500: Tony Kanaan Pole Day report

Kanaan to Start Fifth at Indianapolis SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 20, 2006) - Team 7-Eleven driver Tony Kanaan recorded a four-lap average speed of 226.776 miles per hour (2:38.7471 seconds) in the ...

Kanaan to Start Fifth at Indianapolis

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 20, 2006) - Team 7-Eleven driver Tony Kanaan recorded a four-lap average speed of 226.776 miles per hour (2:38.7471 seconds) in the #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone during qualifying Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will start from the fifth position for the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan has qualified no worse than fifth in five appearances at Indianapolis.

The fourth event of the 2006 IndyCar Series season is set to go green at 1 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, May 28, with ABC Sports providing live broadcast coverage of the 200-lap event beginning at 12 p.m. (EDT). The race may also be heard on XM Satellite Radio on XM channel 145.

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"Team 7-Eleven has struggled a bit over the past couple of weeks and we finally found something. I don't think we are perfect yet, but we are better. We haven't been making the headlines this month and I think that people may have taken us for granted. But we're here and we've been working hard. Team 7-Eleven wins as a team, we lose as a team, we have good times as a team and we had a tough couple of weeks together.

"We made a big improvement yesterday. My Team 7-Eleven guys found what it took to get us to the next level in speed and hopefully we can carry that on and help our teammates."

-AGR-

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