IRL: Milwaukee: Tony Kanaan preview

Tony Kanaan on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225: "Team 7-Eleven has had some rough luck this year. It seems that whenever we have a fast car something happens. I like racing at Milwaukee because you really have to drive the track. Hopefully...

Tony Kanaan on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225:

"Team 7-Eleven has had some rough luck this year. It seems that whenever we have a fast car something happens. I like racing at Milwaukee because you really have to drive the track. Hopefully we can have some breaks go our way and get back into our winning ways."

Tony Kanaan Facts

The ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225 marks Kanaan's 60th career IndyCar Series start. He stands sixth in the driver's point standings with 224 points, 38 shy of fifth place. Kanaan finished fourth at The Milwaukee Mile in both 2004 and 2005, his best finishes in seven appearances at the historic track.

The Team 7-Eleven driver has led 16 laps at The Milwaukee Mile, those being in 2004.

Kanaan both qualified and finished fifth in the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500.

Kanaan qualified on the pole position for the 2005 Indianapolis 500.

Kanaan also set an IndyCar Series record with 25 consecutive races finished, having completed 25 consecutive events dating from the 14th race of the 2003 season (Chicagoland, Sept. 7) through the sixth event of the 2005 campaign (Texas, June 11).

Kanaan has six career IndyCar Series wins (Phoenix 2003, 2004, Texas 2004, Nashville 2004, Kansas 2005, Infineon 2005) and six IndyCar Series poles (Homestead 2003, Phoenix 2003, Pikes Peak 2003 and 2004, Michigan 2004, Indianapolis 2005).

Eric Cowdin, Race Engineer, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone, on the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225:

"Last year at Milwaukee we were close on the setup with Tony but didn't quite have the balance we wanted. Milwaukee is a challenging, flat, 1-mile oval where the driver's skill and car setup have to be at their best. Having learned last year's lessons, combined with the information the team gathered during a test day earned through the IPS driver program, we are confident that we can improve on last year's performance."

-AGR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , A.J. Foyt