Kanaan would win the series championship with 156 points.Kanaan would begin to compete in the Champ Car Championship Series in 1998 for Tasman Motorsports in the No. Kanaan would make his debut at the season-opening Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota at Homestead Motorsports Complex.Kanaan competed in Italian Formula Three in 1995 for Tatuus in a Dallara 395-Opel.Kanaan would win a race and get 9 podiums to finish 5th in points with 111 points.Kanaan began to compete in the PPG/Firestone Indy Lights Championship Powered By Buick (now Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires) in 1996 for Tasman Motorsports in the No. At the season-opening race at Homestead Motorsports Complex Kanaan started 9th and finished 10th.At the second race of the season on the Streets of Long Beach Kanaan would start 3rd and finish 2nd.Kanaan also won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2015, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Kanaan would later get a pair of 3rd-place finishes at the Honda Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca Raceway and the Texaco Grand Prix of Houston on the Streets of Houston.
10 Target-sponsored Dallara DW12-Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, beginning in the 2014 season. 8 NTT Data/TNT Energy Drink-sponsored Dallara DW12-Ilmor Engineering|Ilmor-Chevrolet Indy V6 for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Kanaan began driving for NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing in the No.
He is also the only driver to lead the Indianapolis 500 in each of his first seven starts, and won his first race on his 12th attempt.
Kanaan has a total of 17 career race wins and 15 pole-positions in the Indy Car Series.
Kanaan would drive for Cram Competition in a Tatuus-Alfa Romeo.