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Tony Kanaan

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Tony Kanaan was a racing fan as a boy in Brazil and even participated in some karting, but didn't consider it to be a full-time job because he had his education to attend to. However, his father, a factory owner, died when Tony was a teenager and his uncle stole money from the family business. To provide for his family, Tony Kanaan moved to Italy in hopes of advancing his race career. Despite having no money to fund his rides and often having to live in the race shop, he did well on the race track, winning races, including the 1994 Italian Formula Alfa-Boxer Championship. These trying times helped strengthen Tony's sense of hmor and today Tony is considered one of the nocest, funniest guys in racing. For the 1996 season, despite an offer of a factory-backed ride from Audi in touring cars in Italy, Kanaan went to thw United States after being quickest in a test for the Tasman team in the Indy Lights series. The next year, he won the championship. In 1998, he graduated to the CART Champ Car series with Tasman, winning the Rookie of the Year title with a 9th place finish in the final standings. The next year, he won his first pole and then his first race. In 2000, he joined the start-up Mo Nunn Team. Despite often running at the front, as of April 2002, Tony and the Mo Nunn Team are still gunning for their first CART victory.  See full bio on IMDb »

Indy Champ Tony Kanaan -- I Won't Let Valets Park My Car!

Indy Champ Tony Kanaan
I Won't Let Valets Park My Car!

IndyCar champ Tony Kanaan says his car is like his second wife ... and nobody gets to put their hands on it but him ... which is why he refuses to let valets park it at restaurants. Kanaan --… READ MORE >

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