Bryant Heating Cooling Systems is celebrating for the second straight week after Bryant-sponsored No. 11 Andretti Green Racing (AGR) driver Tony Kanaan finished first at the Meijer Indy 300 on August 11. Kanaan’s victory at the Kentucky Speedway was his fourth win this season. He also took first place at The Milwaukee Mile, the Indy Japan 300 and, most recently, the Firestone Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Kanaan, in his fifth year with AGR won the pole in the run-up to the IndyCar Series race and had the fastest machine most of the day Saturday while leading 131 of 200 laps. He has 11 IndyCar Series career victories, 53 top-five finishes (second-most in IndyCar Series history), 61 top-ten finishes, and has had eight pole positions, including the 89th running of the Indy 500 in 2005. In 2004 Kanaan won the IndyCar Series championship and was runner-up in 2005.
“Bryant continues to support our team through every race,” says the 32-year-old Kanaan. “We’re proud to be backed by such a great sponsor and always follow the example Bryant sets by doing Whatever it Takes to achieve a victory.”
IndyCar Series events offer Bryant distinct opportunities to reach out to new dealers who might be interested in joining the team. Bryant supports the IRL and offers dealers and distributors an opportunity to attend races and support Tony Kanaan and the AGR team in its run for the checkered flag. This is Bryant’s first year as an AGR team sponsor.
Bryant made its auto racing debut at the 1958 Indianapolis 500 when Eddie Johnson became the sponsor’s first Indy 500 qualifier. Since then, Bryant has sponsored more than 30 drivers, including Eddie Sachs, Rodger Ward, Janet Guthrie, Sarah Fisher and Al Unser, Jr.