Tony Kanaan is a respected Brazilian-born IndyCar champion, who’s managed to win the hearts of American racing fans like few drivers of his generation. Kanaan, who began racing at the age of 8, has won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
I met Kanaan at our local gym a few years ago, where we hit it off right away. What I admired about him from the start is the fact that he approaches every aspect of his life with the same drive and determination. Whether its working with his trainer Sergio to prepare for an Iron Man, preparing for an IndyCar race or being a father to his two sons, Tony gives everything his all.
Tony was gracious enough to invite me into his home recently where we spoke on camera for over an hour.