Sunoco Backs Kanaan For Four Races

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2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan will look to repeat his Indy 500 win last year with a new team, Chip Ganassi Racing. (IndyCar Photo)
Tony Kanaan celebrates in victory lane after winning the 97th Indianapolis 500. (IndyCar Photo)

FT. WORTH, Texas — Tony Kanaan continues to reap the rewards of winning the Indianapolis 500.

Kanaan’s KV Racing Technology No. 11 will receive primary sponsorship from Sunoco for four IZOD IndyCar Series events beginning this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kanaan’s car will feature the lead character in the upcoming DreamWorks animated film “Turbo” about a snail that dreams of competing in the Indianapolis 500.

Sunoco will also sponsor the car at Iowa Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Sunoco, which sponsored its first Indy car in 1968, returned to the sport when it sponsored Townsend Bell in the May 26 Indianapolis 500.

“I am very proud and happy that Sunoco will be my primary sponsor for four upcoming races,” Kanaan said. “Along with Sunoco, ‘Turbo’ will be riding along with me in those events. My son, Leo, will be excited to see that, and I am very proud to be associated with what is sure to be a very special movie.

“Sunoco has a long heritage in Indy car racing beginning in the late 1960s and is a proven winner. I look forward to my association with them and hopefully get them to victory circle starting in Texas.”