INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar is working this month to reduce the stigma surrounding conversations about mental health, both in the racing community and beyond. The series began by bringing together a group of drivers for a wide-ranging conversation about their own mental health and how they’ve worked to manage the stresses they’ve faced as professional drivers.
Tony Kanaan will make his 21st start in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, the most of any driver in the field. He won the race in 2013 on his 12th attempt. The Brazilian will drive the #1 Chip Ganassi car in honor of the “Be The One” campaign, which encourages Americans to provide emotional support to veterans returning from active duty.