Bryant To Back Kanaans Entry
October 27, 2006 | 4:10 P.M. EST
"We are excited and proud to sponsor Tony Kanaan. He’s proven to be a true competitor, and he’s backed by one of the strongest teams in the IndyCar Series," said Kevin Dudash, Bryant brand manager. "It’s a great opportunity to give visibility to the Bryant brand with a driver and team who truly demonstrate the ‘Whatever It Takes’ attitude of Bryant dealers across the country."
Bryant’s sponsorship at the Indianapolis 500 dates to 1958, when Indianapolis-based Bryant dealer, Eddie Johnson, became the company’s first Indy 500 qualifier.
Since then, Bryant has been a staple at the race for the checkered flag at the Brickyard and its logo has been featured on 50 cars.
"I'm very excited about our new partnership with Bryant," said Kanaan. "Bryant has a great IndyCar racing heritage, and we will certainly do 'Whatever It Takes' to make a run at another championship and an Indy 500 win in 2007."