IRL: Chicagoland: AGR, Kaanan Friday report

Tony Kanaan, ...

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

"We were working on race stuff during both practice sessions. A lot of people got a good draft, but I didn't. However, I feel good about everything because the Team 7-Eleven car is pretty consistent."

Tony Kanaan Facts

Kanaan enters the Chicagoland event atop the IndyCar® Series point standings with 503 points; he leads Klein Tools/Jim Beam driver Dan Wheldon by 72 points and Buddy Rice by 76 points.

Kanaan's 815 laps led this season are the most of any IndyCar® Series driver and more than twice that of the next-highest lap leader. Teammates Dan Wheldon (397) and Dario Franchitti (347) rank second and third, respectively. In leading 815 laps, Kanaan now holds the IndyCar® Series record for most laps led in a season, surpassing the previous mark of 812 by Tony Stewart (1996-97).

With 12 top-five finishes this season, Kanaan has tied Helio Castroneves (12, 2002) for the IndyCar® Series record for most top-five finishes in a season.

Kanaan ranks fourth among IndyCar Series career lap leaders, having led 1,156 laps.

Kim Green, President, Andretti Green Racing

"Team 7-Eleven worked through our test list in both practice sessions. You could see by the overall level of competitiveness today that it's going to be very competitive in both qualifying as well as the race. We are striving to make the Team 7-Eleven car comfortable for Tony so that he can run for a full fuel stint and run all day. Everybody is working toward that goal. This is a great race track and it should be a very exciting race day."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Helio Castroneves , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Dan Wheldon , Buddy Rice , Kim Green , Jim Beam