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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan is sitting beside his best friend and teammate Rubens Barrichello. Together they are talking about the value of friendship and how important it is to separate competitiveness from what is most important in life. It is then Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion, recalls a plane ride this season that occurred after he had finished ahead of Barrichello, in his first season of IndyCar racing after 19 years in Formula 1. "Eduardo, Rubens' oldest son, is sitting beside me on the plane," Kanaan, 37, said.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
You can't say IndyCar lacks for stories. There's Helio Castroneves, the photogenic Brazilian driver who won "Dancing With the Stars" and currently leads in his quest for a first season championship. There's his countryman, Tony Kanaan, an affable veteran who brought tears to the eyes of many racing lovers when he finally won the Indianapolis 500 this year. Yet IndyCar faces a vexing question as drivers prepare for Sunday's third Grand Prix of Baltimore. Why aren't Castroneves, Kanaan and their peers perceived as national stars on par with their NASCAR counterparts or past greats such as Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt?
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By Don Markus | August 31, 2013
Some of open-wheel racing's biggest names didn't make it into the Top 12 Saturday for Sunday's Izod IndyCar Series race in the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Dario Franchitti, who has won the pole at four events this year, will start 15 th , one spot ahead of Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan and three ahead of Marco Andretti. Kanaan, who finished second to Will Power in the inaugural Baltimore race two years ago, said afterward that he thought he was headed for the second round of qualifying before “we got caught up in some traffic” that resulted from a single-car crash involving E.J. Viso.
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By Don Markus | August 31, 2013
Some of open-wheel racing's biggest names didn't make it into the Top 12 Saturday for Sunday's Izod IndyCar Series race in the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Dario Franchitti, who has won the pole at four events this year, will start 15 th , one spot ahead of Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan and three ahead of Marco Andretti. Kanaan, who finished second to Will Power in the inaugural Baltimore race two years ago, said afterward that he thought he was headed for the second round of qualifying before “we got caught up in some traffic” that resulted from a single-car crash involving E.J. Viso.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Helio Castroneves has not had the best experience in his first two runs in Baltimore. Two years ago, Castroneves' car acted as a "shock absorber" when fellow Brazilian Tony Kanaan lost his brakes in the Sunday morning warmup. Castroneves had qualified seventh, but because of the damage his car sustained in the crash, he had to change cars and start in the back. He wound up 17th. A year ago, he finished 10th. Castroneves said the 2.02-mile course is "not one of the toughest" among the IndyCar street races, but he adds that "it's a very challenging one" because of the change from smooth to bumpy surfaces.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2011
Helio Castroneves had just climbed out of a cracked-up car, but it was hard to tell by looking at him. "It isn't very often that it happens," said Castroneves, standing in front of a dozen or more crew members working to switch out his damaged car for a back-up. "We feel very lucky. " All shined up and smiling, the "Dancing With the Stars" champion was telling a group of sponsors and their families about how the steering wheels in Indy cars work, when someone asked him about the morning practice crash.
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Baltimore Sun reporter | September 4, 2011
Roger Penske looked out his window in the Hyatt Hotel at the Inner Harbor and didn't believe was he was seeing. It was Saturday and the grandstands along the Baltimore Grand Prix course were packed solid with fans. "I was amazed at the turnout," said the owner of Team Penske. "To see huge crowds like that on a Friday and a Saturday shows this event has great potential. " Penske, sitting in the team trailer and waiting for the racing to begin Sunday morning, was ebullient for a team owner who just watched his premier driver's car sheared by a flying competitor during morning practice.
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By Jim Tomlin, St. Petersburg Times | March 27, 2011
Dario Franchitti won last year's IndyCar championship with flair, overtaking Will Power in the finale after trailing most of the season. Franchitti didn't wait nearly that long to take command of Sunday's Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The two-time defending series champion passed Power for first place on a Lap 5 restart and went on to lead 94 of 100 laps for his first victory on the 1.8-mile downtown street course. "A lot hinged on that first restart, passing Will there," Franchitti said.
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By SANDRA McKEE | June 8, 2003
Indy Racing League points leader Tony Kanaan is different from a lot of drivers who have found success in America's open-wheel racing series. Whether in the IRL or CART, the top drivers are often looking to move on to Formula One, which offers outrageous salaries and world-class venues. But Kanaan, a Brazilian, said he is not looking to leave the IRL. He has come to America and intends to stay here. "As long as Tony Kanaan wants to drive and if I have a car to drive in America, I will stay in America," he said.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Former IndyCar and Champ Car driver Jimmy Vasser is a co-owner of the KV Technology team. Vasser's record of 211 straight starts was tied last week by KV Technology's top driver, Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan, who is expected to break the mark at this week's Grand Prix of Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun recently sat down with the 47-year-old Vasser to talk about his career and going from driving cars to owning a team.   Is it a natural progression for guys who are race car drivers, if they have some sort of business sense and want to stay in the sport, to figure it out and own their own team?
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
IZOD IndyCar Series points leader Helio Castroneves has not had the best experience in his first two runs in Baltimore. Two years ago, Castroneves' car acted as a "shock absorber" when fellow Brazilian Tony Kanaan lost his brakes in the Sunday morning warmup. Castroneves had qualified seventh, but because of the damage his car sustained in the crash, he had to change cars and start in the back. He wound up 17th. A year ago, he finished 10th. Castroneves said the 2.02-mile course is "not one of the toughest" among the IndyCar street races, but he adds that "it's a very challenging one" because of the change from smooth to bumpy surfaces.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
There are certain athletes whose popularity transcends long-standing rivalries, petty jealousy and pure ego. When they finally win a major title after years of trying, the celebration seems to be shared not only by their family, friends and fans, but with their fellow competitors as well. It happened when Hakeem Olajuwon won his first NBA title in 1994, when Phil Mickelson won his first Masters in 2004, when Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl after the 2006 season. There was mostly universal joy after their career-defining victories.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
Former IndyCar and Champ Car driver Jimmy Vasser is a co-owner of the KV Technology team. Vasser's record of 211 straight starts was tied last week by KV Technology's top driver, Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan, who is expected to break the mark at this week's Grand Prix of Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun recently sat down with the 47-year-old Vasser to talk about his career and going from driving cars to owning a team.   Is it a natural progression for guys who are race car drivers, if they have some sort of business sense and want to stay in the sport, to figure it out and own their own team?
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By Chris Korman | January 23, 2013
When former IndyCar circuit champion Tony Kanaan heard that his new teammate would be the promising young driver Simona De Silvestro, he immediately thought they would get along fine. "Both of us have caught fire before," he said Wednesday. "So we have a lot to talk about. " A YouTube search turns up a video of Kanaan on fire while his car is in pit row and another in which members of his pit crew are burned by nearly invisible flames (because the fuel used at the time was methanol and burned clear)
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan is sitting beside his best friend and teammate Rubens Barrichello. Together they are talking about the value of friendship and how important it is to separate competitiveness from what is most important in life. It is then Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion, recalls a plane ride this season that occurred after he had finished ahead of Barrichello, in his first season of IndyCar racing after 19 years in Formula 1. "Eduardo, Rubens' oldest son, is sitting beside me on the plane," Kanaan, 37, said.
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Peter Schmuck | September 4, 2011
If you're scratching your head right now and trying to figure out exactly what happened on the streets of Baltimore on Sunday, you're probably missing the point. The Baltimore Grand Prix was never intended to make local sports fans turn in their Ravens season tickets and turn into instant gearheads. It was intended to be a great street festival that raises the international profile of the city. On that level, it's hard to argue with the outcome. "This was about telling the story of Baltimore," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Kanaan, a little insulted by being called a rookie, given that he has raced on ovals elsewhere for seven years, was the fastest car on the final day of practice for the 86th Indianapolis 500. "I wasn't looking for a fast lap," said Kanaan, a three-year CART veteran who will be running in his first Indy 500. "I was more concerned about making changes to the car and finding out how it will handle in traffic." Kanaan's Hollywood Mo Nunn Racing G Force/Chevrolet will start in fifth place in the race that is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EDT Sunday.
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By Chris Korman | January 23, 2013
When former IndyCar circuit champion Tony Kanaan heard that his new teammate would be the promising young driver Simona De Silvestro, he immediately thought they would get along fine. "Both of us have caught fire before," he said Wednesday. "So we have a lot to talk about. " A YouTube search turns up a video of Kanaan on fire while his car is in pit row and another in which members of his pit crew are burned by nearly invisible flames (because the fuel used at the time was methanol and burned clear)
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Baltimore Sun reporter | September 4, 2011
Roger Penske looked out his window in the Hyatt Hotel at the Inner Harbor and didn't believe was he was seeing. It was Saturday and the grandstands along the Baltimore Grand Prix course were packed solid with fans. "I was amazed at the turnout," said the owner of Team Penske. "To see huge crowds like that on a Friday and a Saturday shows this event has great potential. " Penske, sitting in the team trailer and waiting for the racing to begin Sunday morning, was ebullient for a team owner who just watched his premier driver's car sheared by a flying competitor during morning practice.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2011
Helio Castroneves had just climbed out of a cracked-up car, but it was hard to tell by looking at him. "It isn't very often that it happens," said Castroneves, standing in front of a dozen or more crew members working to switch out his damaged car for a back-up. "We feel very lucky. " All shined up and smiling, the "Dancing With the Stars" champion was telling a group of sponsors and their families about how the steering wheels in Indy cars work, when someone asked him about the morning practice crash.
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