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Kanaan, NTT Data back with Ganassi for 2017

By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter

Tony Kanaan and sponsor NTT Data have signed an extension to remain with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Kanaan will return for his fourth season driving the No. 10 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing and his third with NTT Data backing him.

“We are very happy to re-sign Tony to drive the No. 10 for us, but are just as pleased to bring a great partner like NTT DATA back to the team,” said team owner Chip Ganassi. Tony has played a strong role as one of the leaders of this team both on and off the track and we feel fortunate to have him back.”

Kanaan ended the 2016 season with two podiums (Elkhart Lake, Texas) on his way to a seventh-place finish in the standings, matching his best finish with CGR.

“I’m thrilled to be back with Chip and NTT DATA – it’s been one of the most rewarding partnerships of my career,” said Kanaan. “It’s been great having a partner in NTT DATA that is so committed to making our on-track performance as strong as it can be and I think it’s really shown in our growth together over the last few years. Our 2016 season was strong, but our results didn’t always reflect our performance and we definitely have some unfinished business heading into 2017.”

Kanaan will be competing in his 20th season of Indy car racing in 2017.

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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