Kanaan takes spin on road course

(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan was at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this morning to check out the improvements to the road course ahead of next month’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Kanaan tested the curbing in a pace car.  He then offered his feedback to speedway officials and the drivers’ association.

He said the IMS road course will be the fastest road course they’ll race all season.

“We’re looking pretty good,” Kanaan said.  “It’s really close to what we planned for it. I think it’s going to be a fun race for the fans.  We’re going to have some pretty good passing zones.  Now it’s just working on the little details.”

Every IndyCar Series driver will get a look at the road course on April 30th during an open test.  The race will take place on May 10th.

“It’s awesome, especially at this stage of my career,” Kanaan said.  “You don’t have a lot of new tracks and new venues that we go to.  I’ve been extremely involved with everybody at the speedway trying to help make this track exciting as far as a road course, so I’m excited.  Hopefully, we’ll put on a good show for the fans.”

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