Kanaan asks IRL to promote the front of the grid, too

IndyCar Series driver Tony Kanaan isn't asking to be the focus of the IRL's national campaign. He is hoping the league will start focusing on the drivers that run up front, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: May 14, 2007, 4:49 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Over the last couple of years, Tony Kanaan has emerged as the unofficial leader for the IndyCar Series drivers. On Sunday, the 32-year old Brazilian met with Indy Racing League officials in a constructive effort to boost the series' profile with the media and the public.

Over the last couple of years, media coverage of the IndyCar Series increasingly has focused on Danica Patrick and her female driver counterparts. The return of Sarah Fisher and the arrival of Milka Duno ...

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