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Tony Kanaan on the Kansas Lottery Indy 300: "I really enjoy driving at Kansas. It's exciting side-by-side racing that has resulted in some very good finishes, including a win, for the 7-Eleven team. We're carrying a lot of momentum and...

Tony Kanaan on the Kansas Lottery Indy 300:

"I really enjoy driving at Kansas. It's exciting side-by-side racing that has resulted in some very good finishes, including a win, for the 7-Eleven team. We're carrying a lot of momentum and confidence into this race coming off the victory at Motegi. My engineers and the entire engineering team at AGR worked incredibly hard to get our cars to the front again. We've still got some work to do but we're right there."

Team 7-Eleven Driver Tony Kanaan Facts

. Kanaan won the most-recent IndyCar Series race, the Indy Japan 300, at Twin Ring Motegi. The track is a 1.5-mile oval, the same length as Kansas Speedway.

. The win was Kanaan's eighth career IndyCar Series victory, tying him for fifth on the all-time chart.

. Kanaan is currently second in the IndyCar Series driver championship, three points out of the lead.

. He is a previous race winner at Kansas Speedway, winning the 2005 event. In four career starts at Kansas, Kanaan has finished fifth or better in each race.

. Along with teammates Bryan Herta and Dario Franchitti, Kanaan drove to a win at the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 17. The trio collected the LMP2 class victory in AGR's first ALMS start.

. Kanaan won the IndyCar Series driver championship in 2004 and finished second in 2005.

. He captured the pole position at the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and is the first driver in history to lead laps in his first five starts in the Indianapolis 500 (2002-2006).

. Kanaan has eight career IndyCar Series wins (T-5th all-time), has led 1,801 laps (4th all-time), has led 45 races (3rd all-time) and has 46 top-five finishes (3rd all-time).

. Kanaan's IndyCar Series wins have come at: Phoenix (2003 and 2004), Texas (2004), Nashville (2004), Kansas (2005), Infineon (2005), Milwaukee (2006) and Japan (2007).

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta