INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Kanaan is back in IndyCar. The 2004 series champion will drive the No. 82 KV Racing Technology-Lotus in 2011. The deal, announced Monday, ends Kanaan's quest to find a new home after splitting with Andretti Autosport last fall.
Kanaan will join E.J. Viso and Takuma Sato in KV Racing Technology-Lotus' three-car lineup when the 2011 season begins in St. Petersburg later this month.
This is Kanaan's second team since leaving Andretti last fall after 7-Eleven declined to continue its sponsorship of his No. 11 car. Kanaan had signed on to drive for de Ferran Dragon Racing, but he didn't secure enough corporate backing to make it to the opener.
The 36-year-old Brazilian said he was "thrilled" with the agreement and can finally relax. The IndyCar season begins Sunday in St. Petersburg, Florida.