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Tony Kanaan heads into season in Franchitti's storied Target No. 10 car

Tony Kanaan will make his debut with Target/Chip Ganassi Racing in Sunday's season-opening IndyCar race, and expectations will be high for the defending Indianapolis 500 winner.He left KVSH Racing last season to join the Ganassi organization, and was promoted into Dario Franchitti's coveted seat when Franchitti was forced to retire because of injuries suffered in an October crash at Houston. It's a high-profile ride — Franchitti won three championships and two Indy 500s in the red No. 10 — and comes with the pressure of continuing the success.Kanaan, at 39 years old and entering his 17th season, is confident he can handle everything thrown his way this year."I think I've been put into a spot so many times in my life, that I feel like at this point in my career, if it was a little earlier, maybe I'd feel the pressure more," Kanaan said. "I think I know how to manage that. I've just got to do my job. I got hired for one thing — to keep that tradition of the car."Kanaan has been aided by ...

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