"Tony" Kanaan is a Brazilian racing driver. Kanaan began to compete in the PPG/Firestone Indy Lights Championship Powered By Buick (now Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires) in 1996 for Tasman Motorsports in the No. 37 Marlboro Lola T96/20-Buick V6.
Kanaan won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 IndyCar Series championship. In that season he completed 3,305 laps, making him the first IndyCar Series driver to complete every possible lap in a season. He also led 889 laps in 13 separate races to establish an IndyCar Series record. He is also the only driver to lead the Indianapolis 500 in each of his first seven starts, and won his first race on his 12th attempt (as of 2021). Kanaan has a total of 17 career race wins and 15 pole-positions in the IndyCar Series. Kanaan also won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2015, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan last drove the No. 14 Dallara-Chevrolet for A. J. Foyt Racing. He is set to run a part-time schedule driving the No. 48 Dallara Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2021 IndyCar Series season.
Kanaan is a member of the "brat pack", a group of CART drivers that were close friends off the track, that included Dario Franchitti, Max Papis and the late Greg Moore. Kanaan is an avid triathlete and credits triathlon training for his ability to stay in shape for driving.