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Tony Kanaan says IndyCar finale will be last with Ganassi

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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Tony Kanaan said the IndyCar season finale will be his last with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Asked during Friday practice about speculation concerning his future, Kanaan said it was fair to call this his final race with Ganassi. The two are not in discussion about 2018, and Kanaan has heard talks that he’ll be replaced in the No. 10.

Kanaan was ultimately the replacement for Dario Franchitti when the three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was forced to retire following an accident. Kanaan already had a deal with Ganassi when Franchitti stepped aside, and Kanaan took over Franchitti’s spot with the team.

Kanaan has been celebrating his 20th season in IndyCar this year. The popular Brazilian an Indianapolis 500 winner and former series champion.

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Dakar Rally Stage 10 video highlights: Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads

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After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.

Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.

Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:

BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.

CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10

Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.

TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.

 

QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.

Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.