INDYCAR Tony Kanaan 7-Eleven returns
7-Eleven returns as Kanaan associate sponsor
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
RACER Staff / Images by IMS Photo
One of Tony Kanaan's most identifiable sponsors is making a return to IndyCar.
Chip Ganassi Racing announced that 7-Eleven, Inc. will come on board as an associate sponsor at select races on Kanaan's No. 10 Honda. The familiar livery will return at the season opener at St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Indianapolis and Texas.
7-Eleven first became Kanaan's primary partner in 2003 and continued until 2010. In their eight-season partnership, Kanaan won the 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, picked up 14 of his 17 wins, earned 10 poles and led 2,668 laps.
"It's an unbelievable feeling to be back in the 7-Eleven family," Kanaan said. "7-Eleven was my home for most of my career in IndyCar and they were with me for 14 out of my 17 wins. It's definitely special to have them with me to celebrate my 20th IndyCar season and I'm looking forward to getting them to victory circle again like we did many times in the past.
"The 7-Eleven car was a staple in the Verizon IndyCar Series for years and most of my fans still come to me and talk about how great of a run we had together. It's natural for me to be excited that we are reuniting forces now at Chip Ganassi Racing."
"Tony has proven himself to be an enthusiastic brand ambassador, both for the sport of racing and for 7-Eleven," said 7-Eleven president and CEO Joe DePinto. "Whenever he and the show car made a store appearance, crowds of customers would turn out to meet him. Tony would stay and sign photographs and talk to 7-Eleven customers for hours. He is a winner in everything he does."
01-31-2017 02:07 PM
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