Kanaan makes it two-for-two at Sebring

Tony Kanaan

Tony Kanaan made it two-for-two, topping the speed chart for the second consecutive day during an IndyCar Series Open Test at Sebring International Raceway. Nine drivers tested March 3-4. A second group of nine will test on the circuit's 11-turn, 1.7-mile circuit March 5-6. [Editor's Note: The IndyCars are a pitiful 3 seconds per lap slower than the Champ Cars were recently.]

Kanaan took over the top position on the speed chart from teammate Hideki Mutoh with less than 15 minutes remaining in the day and then topped things off with his fastest lap as the checkered flag waved. Kanaan's 124th lap came in at 52.8609 seconds, 113.732 mph.

"The car got a lot better," Kanaan said. "We made huge improvements during the day. I gave some of my stuff to Hideki and to Marco (Andretti) and to Danica (Patrick), and I got some stuff from Hideki. Actually, the last change that we made on my car was something that he tried and he liked it, so I've got to thank him for that.

"It was a great couple of days for me. After Homestead, where I had a rough test, it's good to come out of here knowing that we got the job done. I have a lot of responsibility on my back right now with this team. I don't mind, but it's definitely a relief. Everything that was on the list, we got it done."

Mutoh and Andretti swapped positions from the previous day when Andretti was second fastest and Mutoh was third.

Testing resumes at 1 p.m. ET March 5 with drivers from A.J. Foyt Racing, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Panther Racing, Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske taking to the track.

Results

Rank

Car Driver Name Time Speed Total Laps
1 11 Kanaan, Tony 52.8609 113.732 181
2 27 Mutoh, Hideki 52.9513 113.538 175
3 26 Andretti, Marco 53.2452 112.912 166
4 2 Foyt IV, AJ 53.3477 112.695 201
5 17 Hunter-Reay, Ryan 53.4570 112.464 170
6 7 Patrick, Danica 53.5015 112.371 146
7 24 Howard, Jay 53.8033 111.740 155
8 20 Carpenter, Ed 54.1869 110.949 206
9 20 Foyt IV, AJ 54.2430 110.835 25
10 2 Carpenter, Ed 54.3817 110.552 39
11 25 Roth, Marty 54.4976 110.317 184

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