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Scott Dixon claims IndyCar title, Power wins at Auto Club Speedway

FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon won his third IndyCar Series title with a fifth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway Saturday in a season-ending race claimed by Will Power.

Scott Dixon bests Sebastien Bourdais for Toronto IndyCar victory

TORONTO, July 13 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon outpaced Sebastien Bourdais in a two-lap sprint to the finish Saturday, claiming the first race of a weekend IndyCar double-header in Toronto.

Franchitti wins pole for first of two Toronto IndyCar races

TORONTO, July 12 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti captured the pole Friday for the first of two IndyCar races that will be held this weekend on a street course in Toronto.

James Hinchcliffe wins at Iowa for 3rd IndyCar title of 2013

NEWTON, Iowa, June 23 (UPI) -- James Hinchcliffe led for 226 of 250 laps Sunday, posting a comfortable victory at Iowa Speedway for his third IndyCar series crown of the year.

Ryan Hunter-Reay cruises to Milwaukee Mile IndyCar victory

WEST ALLIS, Wis., June 15 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay defended his Milwaukee Mile crown Saturday, posting a 4.8-second margin of victory at the IndyCar Series race.

Helio Castroneves cruises to 4th Texas Motor Speedway IndyCar victory

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 9 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves led the final 131 laps and cruised to a record fourth victory at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday in the Firestone 550.
Brazil's Tony Kanaan wins hotly contested Indianapolis 500

Brazil's Tony Kanaan wins hotly contested Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 26 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan grabbed the lead after a final restart with three laps left Sunday and went on to record his first victory in 12 tries at the Indianapolis 500.

Hinchcliffe gets 1st career IndyCar win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- James Hinchcliffe celebrated the start of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series with his first career victory Sunday, taking the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Hunter-Reay wins 3rd straight IndyCar race

TORONTO, July 8 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay continued his recent IZOD IndyCar Series dominance Sunday, claiming his third straight title with a win at Honda Indy Toronto.

Hunter-Reay gets second straight Indy win

NEWTON, Iowa, June 24 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay won his second consecutive IZOD IndyCar race Saturday, besting teammate Marco Andretti to claim the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Hunter-Reay gives Andretti Milwaukee win

WEST ALLIS, Wis., June 16 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated the late stages of the Milwaukee Mile Saturday, giving promoter Mario Andretti an IZOD IndyCar Series win at his event.

Wilson passes Rahal for Texas IndyCar win

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10 (UPI) -- Justin Wilson grabbed the lead after Graham Rahal hit the wall with two laps left Saturday and hung on to win the Firestone 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Tagliani wins IndyCar pole in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 8 (UPI) -- Alex Tagliani edged Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti by .01 of a second over two laps of qualifying Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Franchitti wins third Indianapolis 500

Franchitti wins third Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti charged back from a pit road mishap Sunday, grabbing the lead with two laps left and hanging on to win his third Indianapolis 500.

Power bests Pagenaud for 2nd straight win

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 15 (UPI) -- Will Power grabbed the lead with 15 laps to go and held off rookie Simon Pagenaud down the stretch Sunday to win the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
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Tony Kanaan snoozes during a down moment on May 10, 2007 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kanaan will drive the 7-11 sponsored car for Andretti Green Racing. (UPI Photo/ Doug Kuhn)
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Antoine Rizkallah Kanaan Filho, commonly known as Tony Kanaan (born December 31, 1974 in Salvador, Brazil) is a Brazilian race car driver of Lebanese heritage. Kanaan won the 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series championship driving Andretti Green Racing's 7-Eleven sponsored car, winning three times in his Honda-powered Dallara. That season he completed 3,305 laps, making him the first IndyCar Series driver to complete every possible lap in a season. He also led 889 laps in 13 separate races to establish an IndyCar Series record. Kanaan is also the only driver to lead the Indianapolis 500 in each of his first seven starts, though he has yet to win this flagship event. He has a total of 14 IRL race victories. Kanaan was released from Andretti Autosport in October 2010 after 7-Eleven announced it would not return as his primary sponsor in 2011. After initially signing on with de Ferran Dragon Racing, the team shut down when sponsorship could not be materialized. Kanaan currently drives the 82 for KV Racing Technology - Lotus.

Kanaan started his driving career in Italy and won the 1994 Formula Europa Boxer title for Cram Competition using a Tatuus. After a season in Italian F3 he migrated to the US and was the 1997 Indy Lights champion, driving for Tasman. In 1999 he scored his first major victory in the Champ Car World Series by winning the U.S. 500 at Michigan International Speedway for Forsythe Championship Racing. After the Forsythe team lost their McDonald's sponsorship package, Kanaan moved on to Mo Nunn's start-up team for the next three years before moving on to the IRL.

Following his championship season, in 2005 he placed second in the championship to his teammate Dan Wheldon. That year, he won his first pole position for the Indianapolis 500 to add to his finishes of second, third, fifth and eighth in the event. Winning the Indianapolis 500 remains one of the few holes in his resume. In September 2005 he tested a Formula One car with the BAR-Honda Team at Jerez as a reward for his 2004 IRL championship in a Honda powered car.

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