CHAMPCAR/CART: Tony Kanaan Vancouver Preview

Drive-Thru Crew News Molson Indy Vancouver Concord Pacific Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada September 3-5, 1999 Circuit: Temporary street course Race: 90 laps Broadcast: Sunday, September 5 - ABC Live 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST Tony ...

Drive-Thru Crew News Molson Indy Vancouver Concord Pacific Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada September 3-5, 1999

Circuit: Temporary street course Race: 90 laps Broadcast: Sunday, September 5 - ABC Live 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Tony Kanaan, #44 McDonald's Honda-Reynard:

-34th career start in his second season of Champ Car Competition -Currently 11th in the PPG Cup point standings with 64 points -Claimed first career Champ Car win at Michigan Speedway this year -Claimed first career pole position at Long Beach this year -Started 5th at Vancouver last year, but finished 18th after an incident on Lap 67 while running in fourth position -Career best road/street course finishes were third at Laguna and Houston in 1998 -Has six top-10 finishes to date -- Motegi (6th), Rio (5th), St. Louis (7th), Elkhart Lake (6th), Michigan (1st) and Detroit (6th) -Finished second at Vancouver in the 1996 and 1997 Indy Lights races -1998 CART Rookie of the Year -Finished ninth in the PPG Cup point standings last year -1997 PPG-Firestone Indy Lights champion and 1996 runner-up

Tony Kanaan on Vancouver:

"We had strong runs at Vancouver the last three years in both Champ Cars and Indy Lights, and I think we were on our way to a podium finish last year. I love the street courses and Vancouver is a fantastic city, so I am really looking forward to this weekend."

Tony Kanaan - At-A-Glance:

-24 years old from Salvador, Brazil -Resides in Aventura, Florida with his golden retriever Duke -Speaks Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and English -Former rollerblade instructor who includes rollerblading in his fitness routine -Collects wristwatches and has over 45 in his collection -Holds eight championship titles -- six karting championships, the 1994 Italian Formula Alfa-Boxer Championship and the 1997 Indy Lights championship

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