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2020 IndyCar Series season will be Tony Kanaan’s last

Tony Kanaan entering final IndyCar Series season

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The 2020 IndyCar Series season will be the last for driver Tony Kanaan.

Kanaan made the announcement at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday morning.

“I look back at all these years racing in INDYCAR and the first thing that comes to my mind is how fortunate I’ve been to be in the top level of the sport for this long. I walked into this sport as a 23-year-old with lots of hopes and dreams and I can say, without a doubt, that I accomplished everything I wanted,” Kanaan said. “I’m 45 now; I have fans, wins, podiums, records, a championship and an Indy 500. I feel and know I can still do this for a long time, but like everything else in life there is also a cycle in racing. For a long time, I’ve been asked when I would retire, and my answer was always the same: The day I wake up in the morning and feel like I can’t do this anymore, that’s when I’m going to retire.

According to IMS, the Indy 500 winner is scheduled to compete in five oval races of NTT IndyCar Series while driving for AJ Foyt Racing.