Chip Ganassi Racing

Kanaan always expects close IndyCar racing at Texas

Tony Kanaan knows he wasn't very popular among many of his fellow IndyCar Series drivers after his runner-up finish in Texas last year.

Kanaan got blamed by drivers and penalized by IndyCar after he ignited a car-crushing, spark-spraying chain reaction involving nine cars that led to a 31-minute red flag. He was able to drive away on the repaved and reconfigured 1 1/2-mile oval, recovered from the penalty for avoidable contact and finished second behind Will Power when the race ended under caution after another crash.

"I think what I learned is they changed the track and we had the same type of racing," said Kanaan, who qualified sixth for Saturday night's race....