IRL: Indy 500: Kanaan day 10 summary

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

"We have the advantage of having four cars, so we tried to run together as much as possible. That's a lot of traffic, having three cars ahead of you all the time, which is pretty good. As teammates, you can really work together. We're just really trying to do a lot of different things just find out what will work best for the conditions we get on race day. We've had a lot of different weather so far in practice, which is pretty good - windy, sunny, cloudy - so, that's good. We should have a lot of information and hopefully by race day we can choose the right stuff for the Team 7-Eleven car."

Tony Kanaan Facts
Kanaan will start fifth in the 88th Indianapolis 500; he has not qualified worse than fifth in three career Indy qualifying runs.
Kanaan started second and finished third in last year's Indianapolis 500.
Kanaan enters the Indy 500 ranked second in the IndyCar Series point standings after three events, trailing AGR teammate and Klein Tools/Jim Beam driver Dan Wheldon, 123-117.

Eric Cowdin, Race Engineer, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We're just really down into the fine-tuning now. We did three, full, long runs and we're pretty happy with the Team 7-Eleven car and where we're at right now. We've put a lot of miles in over the last three practice days and it's really paid off. I think we've got a really good starting point for the race. Now, we'll just have to judge the conditions for Carb Day and then again on race day. That's about all we can do, get it close and let Tony do the rest."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Dan Wheldon , Jim Beam