Season Review: Tony Kanaan

In a series of blogs that will be featured throughout the offseason, I review and talk about all 21 full-time drivers of the 2013 Indycar Season one at a time. I try to be as honest as I can in these reveiws, and I would like to hear your thoughts on what I say. Enjoy:

Tony Kanaan
#11 KV Racing Technology

11th in points scoring 397 points.

Best finish: 1st (Indianapolis)
Worst finish: 24th (x3 Toronto Race 2, Mid-Ohio, and Houston Race 2)

Best moment: Winning at Indianapolis
Worst moment: Pocono

Grade: A-

Sure Tony Kanaan finished P11 in the championship and struggled at several races this season, but really, who cares? He won the Indianapolis 500! That all but erases the multiple negative things that happened to Tony this season. Pocono was a bleak spot despite finishing P13. Why? He had a real chance to win before damaging his front wing in an attempted pass for the lead, effectively ruining his race. Kanaan shined on a couple road courses, but on an overall basis, those are where he struggled this year. TK was not the TK we all know at several races this season, which opens up the realm of what was KV Racing doing for him. Not to say the rest of the season matter, but again, who cares, he won the Indianapolis 500!

Kanaan is heading to Chip Ganassi Racing in 2014 to replace longtime friend Dario Franchitti. Thus, Kanaan will have no excuses to not finish in the top-five in points. Will he fulfill the lofty expectations bestowed upon him? Time will tell.

Tony Kanaan - Indianapolis 500
Kanaan, in that beautiful KV car, won the Indianapolis 500 this season. 'Nuff said. (Photo: Robert Laberge)

Stay tuned for P10 Dario Franchitti!

-Matthew Hickey