Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/22/14
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FORT WORTH, Texas Rarely has anyone looked as happy without sleep as Tony Kanaan did Tuesday in Fort Worth. Of course it helps that Kanaan is just two days removed from his first-ever victory at the Indianapolis 500, making it easy for Kanaan to get by on fumes in the whirlwind that followed his victory at the famed Brickyard. He had no complaints Tuesday when he met with Texas Motor Speedway season-ticket holders at a Forth Worth restaurant. "It was a very special win not just it was because something I was always looking for," said Kanaan, who had led 221 laps at Indy but never won before Sunday's win in the No. 11 Hydroxycut Chevrolet. "And not just because it was the 500. The fans over the last few years have been supportive of me. It was just an amazing day." The support for the Brazilian never wavered despite several close calls at Indy that included five top-five finishes and a second-place finish in 2004, which was also the year of his lone IndyCar Series championship. ...
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