KV Racing plans to go with Chevy engine in 2012

KV Racing Technology will use Chevrolet engines during the 2012 IndyCar season.

The announcement came Tuesday, one day before drivers Tony Kanaan and Dario Franchitti are scheduled for a closed manufacturer's test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kanaan drives for KV Racing.

Team co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven says KV Racing chose Chevy because of its proven history for innovation and success. Jimmy Vasser, the other co-owner, owns a Chevy dealership in California.

Three manufacturers — Chevrolet, Honda and Lotus — will provide engines for next year's car.

KV Racing, Penske Racing and Andretti Autosport have all signed on with Chevy. Chip Ganassi and A.J. Foyt are using Honda, and Michael Shank's new team has chosen Lotus.