TONY KANAAN on Iowa Speed:
“Iowa’s always been a good place for me. I had a win there and it’s one of the tracks that I have the highest average finish, I’ve finished on the podium a lot of times there. It’s a really short oval, I really enjoy it and I’m looking for some redemption after last year. We did a lot of work over the winter to try to make sure that we will be competitive there this year. We’re going to have more power there this year because they (INDYCAR) increased the boost for that type of track so I’m looking forward to it.”
Last Race: At Toronto, Kanaan started 22nd and finished 17th while Leist started and finished in 19th. Both drivers were caught up in a first lap multi-car accident, but Leist had to pit for a new front wing/nose assembly and lost a lap in the process.
Past Performance at Iowa Speedway: In 12 races, Kanaan’s best start is second (2015) and best finish is winning in 2010 with Andretti Autosport. TK has led 523 laps and has five podiums: a victory, two seconds and two thirds. Leist won here in Indy Lights in 2017; last year in his first IndyCar race here, he parked it after 40 laps with handling issues. AJ Foyt Racing’s best start is 13th with Takuma Sato (2016) and Tony Kanaan (2018), and its best finish is fifth in 2007 with Darren Manning.
TIL. NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!