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May 28, 2013

Kanaan captures record breaking 97th Indy 500

Indianapolis — Tony Kanaan realized a life-long dream and overcame years of frustration by winning Sunday’s 2013 Indianapolis 500.

The popular Brazilian held off the late-race challenges of rookie Carlos Munoz, 2012 IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, and Marco Andretti.

The likable veteran was leading with just three laps remaining when last year’s Indy 500 winner, Dario Franchitti, hit the first turn wall. After so many years of bad racing luck at Indy, the likable veteran took the victory under the caution flag because the track was not able to be cleared of friend Franchitti’s wrecked machine before the 200th and final lap.

An emotional, thankful, and elated Kanaan related his first thought from Indy’s famous victory lane.

“I got a little luck today! ...” he exclaimed. “I finally made it! ...finally, they’re going to put my ugly face on the trophy!”

 

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