The Indianapolis 500 trophy is destined for the bedroom of Tony Kanaan's 6-year-old son in Brazil.
''Once you promise something for a kid ... he won't forget,'' Kanaan said Tuesday.
What young Leo doesn't realize is that the Indy 500 winner gets a much smaller replica of the Borg-Warner Trophy than the permanent one at Indianapolis.
''I promised him that I was going to get him a nice trophy,'' Kanaan said. ''He truly thinks I'm bringing the big Borg-Warner home. ... The excuse I have, because it is in Brazil, dad has to shrink the trophy to fit in a bag.''
Since finally winning at Indianapolis for the first time in 12 tries Sunday, Kanaan has spoken often about his son, who last week in one of their daily chats said he had no memory of ever seeing his father win a race. Kanaan didn't have an IndyCar victory in nearly three years before the Brickyard.
''He has no idea of how big this race is,'' Kanaan said, reflecting on their talk after winning. ''The conversation goes from `Ye...