Tuesday, January 31, 2017

7-Eleven Reunites With Kanaan

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday morning the addition of 7-Eleven to Tony Kanaan's sponsor lineup in 2017. 7-Eleven was with Kanaan for a very successful run at Andretti Autosport from 2003 to 2010, including a 2004 championship run.

Following the 2010 season, 7-Eleven made the decision to leave IndyCar racing. The move left Kanaan and Andretti Autosport without sponsorship to back the No. 11 car, forcing the two to separate.

The Brazilian made the move to KV Racing for the next 3 seasons, which included a long-coveted Indianapolis 500 win in 2013. Following the retirement of Dario Franchitti, Kanaan jumped to Chip Ganassi Racing to replace his good friend in the No. 10 entry.

7-Eleven will rejoin Kanaan in an associate sponsor role at St. Pete, Long Beach, Indianapolis and Texas.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling to be back in the 7-Eleven family," said Kanaan. "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."


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