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IndyCar: Tony Kanaan is confirmed at Ganassi's

As had anticipated, veteran driver Tony Kanaan will join the Target Chip Ganassi squad for the 2014 IndyCar season as officially revealed on the series’ official website.

The reigning Indianapolis 500 Mile Race champion and Chip Ganassi Racing Teams principal Chip Ganassi confirmed the move during a news conference at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston.

Ironically, 6 years ago, the Brazilian had turned down an offer from Ganassi in August 2008 to join the team; instead signing an extension with Andretti-Green.

Kanaan will join Dario Franchitti, a longtime friend who were teammates at Andretti Green Racing, two-time series champion Scott Dixon and Charlie Kimball to comprise a four-car lineup for 2014.

He'll drive a Honda-powered car with primary sponsorship from NTT Data.

Indy 500 2013 Tony Kanaan
Tony Kanaan, winner of the Indy 500 2013. (Photo: IndyCar)