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KANAAN FASTEST IN FINAL INDYCAR SERIES FIRESTONE 550 PRACTICE

by TMS Media Relations | Jun 07, 2013

Tony Kanaan

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 7, 2013) – Reigning Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan of KV Racing Technology recorded the fastest lap in Friday’s final IZDD IndyCar Series practice for the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kanaan (No. 11 Sunoco/Turbo KV Racing Technology Chevrolet), who qualified a disappointing 15th in the 24-car field, found some off that missing speed in the final 30-minute session with a leading lap of 218.551 miles per hour (23.967 seconds).

Chevrolet claimed the three fastest laps as James Hinchcliffe (No. 27 GoDaddy Chevrolet) of Andretti Autosport was second at 217.575 mph and Firestone 550 pole winner Will Power of Team Penske third at 217.134 mph. 

Rounding out the top five were a pair of Hondas with Scott Dixon (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) of Target Chip Ganassi at 216.710 mph and James Jakes (No. 16 Acorn Stairlifts Honda) of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing at 216.572 mph, respectively.

The Firestone 550 IZOZ IndyCar Series race begins at 7:30 p.m. CT Saturday and will be broadcast live on ABC-TV (WFAA-Channel 8 locally) and IMS Radio Network (KRLD 105.5 FM – The Fan locally).

Frontstretch tickets for Saturday evening’s Firestone 550, which begin as low as $35 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, are available by calling the speedway ticket office at (817) 215-8500 or by visiting the race tickets tab on www.texasmotorspeedway.com.

3 Comments

  1. 1 DP 08 Jun

    Yeah..Izod is a great title sponsor & I firmly believe they have helped improve the sport. But requiring long pants in Texas heat is not a way to garner support. I believe Izod makes some nice khaki shorts...

  2. 2 Marvman 07 Jun
    My last trip to TMS pre-race ... No shorts allowed in garage area ... Long pants only
  3. 3 Nic 07 Jun

    Was at the Indy 500 two weeks ago and can't wait for tomorrow night.  If you've never been to a Indy Car race this is a great time to head to the Speedway.  Bring a friend and the kids you'll have a great time.  Stay after the race you can walk on the track and see the cars in the garages.  Great chance to get photos at the start finish line.

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