Ganassi adds Kanaan to Daytona 24 Hour bid

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Saturday 24th December, 2016 - 6:46am

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Tony Kanaan

Tony Kanaan will join the four-car Ford GT raid launched by Chip Ganassi Racing on the Rolex Daytona 24 race later next month.

A member of Ganassi’s IndyCar squad, the veteran Brazilian will join WEC GT mainstays Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell in the #69 Ford.

The 41-year-old’s confirmation in Ganassi’s concerted push in the GTLM class comes as the powerful team completes its formidable line-up.

Fellow Ganassi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon will join the #67 entry alongside Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook.

Sebastien Bourdais, Joey Hand and Dirk Muller will crew the #66 machine while reigning Continental Tyre Challenge GS class champion Billy Johnson has been added to the #68 machine with Stefan Mucke and Olivier Pla.

The Daytona 24 Hour will open the 2017 MSA Weathertech Championship on January 28-29.

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