Charlie Kimball
Feb 24

5 Things To Know After The IndyCar Series Media Day

Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Graham Rahal, Juan Pablo Montoya, James Hinchcliffe and Simon Pagenaud. (Photos: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Graham Rahal, Juan Pablo Montoya, James Hinchcliffe and Simon Pagenaud. (Photos: LAT Photographic)

Five things to know about what went on at IndyCar Series media day in advance of the season-opening March 30 race at St. Petersburg, Fla.

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The Champ Is Here: Scott Dixon wants to drive with his regular No. 9 this year rather than switch to the traditional champions’ No. 1. Either way, Dixon enters as the defending series champion as he chases a fourth championship in 2014.

Feb 18

IndyCar Media Day Kicks Off In Orlando

The IndyCar 2014 Season is just around the corner. (Photo: Getty Images)

The IndyCar 2014 Season is just around the corner. (Photo: Getty Images)

Today IndyCar is hosting its annual preseason media day at the Amway Center in Orlando as preparations continue for the 2014 IndyCar Series season which kicks off March 30 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

We will keep you up to date with driver commentary about this exciting event. The following lists approximate times for driver press conferences through out the day:

Between 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. : Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
Between 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Will Power, Juan Pablo Montoya
Read more to see the full list of confirmed drivers…

Dec 8

IndyCar: Kanaan Enjoys First Test With Ganassi Team At Sebring

Tony Kanaan (left) talks with longtime engineer Eric Cowdin (right) during the Sebring test. (Photo: IndyCar.com)

Tony Kanaan (left) talks with longtime engineer Eric Cowdin (right) during the Sebring test. (Photo: IndyCar.com)

Less than 48 hours after unveiling his bas relief image on the Borg-Warner Trophy at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony Kanaan started his on-the-job orientation with his new employer, Chip Ganassi Racing, during a team test at Sebring International Raceway.

Despite joining a new team, there was familiarity for the Brazilian in his first on-track session. Longtime engineer, Eric Cowdin was on the pit stand as were drivers he considers friends. Kanaan was even familiar with the Chevrolet twin turbocharged engine that was affixed to the No. 8 NTT DATA car for the first time.

Oct 4

IndyCar: Ganassi Signs Kanaan, Announces Switch To Chevy

Tony Kanaan will drive a fourth entry for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tony Kanaan will drive a fourth entry for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chip Ganassi Racing added another Indianapolis 500 winner to its team Friday and dropped Honda for Chevrolet in an engine manufacturer switch that seemed to be in the works since the start of the season.

Both moves could have a ripple effect throughout the IndyCar paddock.

KV Racing must now replace reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who turned down an offer to return to the team that rescued him just before the start of the 2011 season when Kanaan didn’t have a ride. The KV extension didn’t require the Brazilian to bring any sponsorship money to the team, but Kanaan chose instead to join Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Charlie Kimball at Ganassi, which next year will field cars for five of the last seven Indy 500 winners.

Sep 27

Report: Kanaan Joining Ganassi In 2014

Tony Kanaan (left) and Dario Franchitti (right) could become Chip Ganassi Racing teammates next season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Tony Kanaan (left) and Dario Franchitti (right) could become Chip Ganassi Racing teammates next season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will not return to KV Racing next season and is finalizing a deal to join Chip Ganassi Racing, The Associated Press has learned.

Two people familiar with Kanaan’s plan said Friday that the Brazilian is nearing a signed contract with Ganassi. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Ganassi has not announced the move.

The 38-year-old Kanaan will join a lineup that includes Indy 500 winners Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon, and Charlie Kimball. Franchitti and Dixon have combined to win six IndyCar titles, and Kanaan won it in 2004.