Indy 500 Week is Huge for K&N Engineering, Inc.

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K&N Engineering, Inc., the world’s leader in performance filter technology since 1969, is the Official Air Filter used by the IRL IndyCar Series. Every car running in the Indianapolis 500 is equipped with a K&N filter.

Tony Kanaan at Lap 100 Courtesy of: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC., Rod McQueeney
Tony Kanaan at Lap 100 Courtesty of: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC., Rod McQueeney
“On Race Day, K&N also sponsored a $10,000 Leader at the Half Contingency Award. Tony Kanaan won as the first eligible position running a K&N sticker at the half during the Indianapolis 500.

Kanaan competed against Michael Andretti, Victor Meira, Buddy Lazier, Bryan Herta, Scott Sharp, Buddy Rice, Danica Patrick, Jeff Simmons, Thiago Medeiros, Marco Andretti, Dario Franchitti, Al Unser Jr., Eddie Cheever Jr., Max Pappis, Kosuke Matsuura, P.J. Chesson and Jeff Bucknum for the K&N award.

The USAC Silver Crown Series sponsored by K&N is a big part of Indy 500 week, said K&N Sports Marketing Director Charles Maier. On May 26th the USAC Hoosier Hundred took place at Indiana State Fairgrounds. The other race in the series was the USAC Night Before the 500 at Indianapolis Raceway Park National Midget Car Series Asphalt Race 30 Lap Feature.

“The Indy 500 is a very special event for us,” said Maier.

L to R: Levi Jones, Josh Wise, Bud Kaeding, Charles Maier
L to R: Levi Jones, Josh Wise, Bud Kaeding and Charles Maier
Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world''s leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail, or visit