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Kevin Harvick, Tony Kanaan discuss IndyCar-NASCAR doubleheader

AUTO: AUG 23 IndyCar Series - Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Presented by Valvoline

MADISON, IL - AUGUST 23: A.J. Foyt Racing Chevrolet driver Matheus Leist (4) and A.J. Foyt Racing Chevrolet driver Tony Kanaan (14) look on during qualifying for the NTT IndyCar Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline on August 23, 2019, at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Over a 22-year IndyCar career featuring its share of adversity, Tony Kanaan has learned to embrace trying to find the positives in a negative situation.

He believes NASCAR and IndyCar will find a tiny silver lining from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The series will race on the same day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course in a July 4 doubleheader, which he believes sends a message of unity he’d like to see from the world during this dark period.

“It’s time to send that message (of unity),” Kanaan told “Happy Hours” hosts Kevin Harvick and Matt Yocum in a Wednesday afternoon interview on SiriusXM’s NASCAR Channel. “If we don’t come out of this situation as better people, globally, in every way, shape or form … it’s just being kind to people. Hopefully, we’ll be sending the right messages, doing radio shows together, doing live on Instagram together, doing races together.”

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