Posted May 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan has mixed views about green-white-checkered flag finishes. Kanaan won his first Indy 500 under caution Sunday when Dario Franchitti crashed with three laps remaining. Although NASCAR makes three attempts to finish a race under green even if means going beyond the scheduled distance, the IndyCar Series does not. Kanaan says IndyCar should consider green-white-checkered finishes, but is conflicted about using them at Indianapolis Motor Speedway because of tradition. Kanaan says fans want to see a finish under green flag, especially at Indianapolis. But he understands purists are against the idea.

Indy 500 purse payout for 2013: Total prize money for Tony Kanaan and field

Tony Kanaan won the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500. Here is a look at the total prize money payout for the 2013 Indy 500.

Tony Kanaan wins Indy 500

Tony Kanaan won the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 and celebrated in victory line for his first time in 12 attempts.

Kanaan sharing Indy 500 win with son in Brazil

Tony Kanaan will have to get a duplicate trophy made for his Indianapolis 500 victory if he wants one for himself. Kanaan promised to give his trophy to his 6-year-old son in Brazil. During a stop Tuesday in Texas on Tuesday, Kanaan says his son, Leo, won't forget that. Kanaan says his son still has ''no idea how big this race is.'' When they spoke about the...

Kanaan earned nearly $2.4 million at Indy 500

Tony Kanaan won nearly $2.4 million for his victory at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. The earnings were announced Monday at the Indianapolis 500 Victory Awards Celebration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Checks were handed out at the lavish annual event, and Kanaan's total was $2,353,500. It was a steep drop in earnings for the second-place finisher, but 21-year-old Colombian...

Tony Kanaan gets huge kiss from wife Lauren after winning Indy 500

Tony Kanaan finally won the Indy 500 to give himself a win at the race that had always eluded him. Kanaan ran in the Indy 500 11 previous times without winning. His best previous finish came in 2004 when he finished second as a driver for Andretti Green Racing. He had a third and fourth-place [...]

Kanaan sharing Indy 500 win with son

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...

Kanaan still soaking in first Indianapolis 500 victory

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...

Tony Kanaan, Indianapolis 500 Racers Overwhelmingly Favor Two Percent Milk For Victory Celebration (Photo)

Chugging milk followed by splashing it over their head is a time-honored tradition for the winner of the Indianapolis 500.  The act dates back to 1933 when race car driver Louis Meyer pulled into Victory Lane after his Indy 500 win and requested a cold glass of buttermilk to quench his thirst. For more than 70 years, the winner of the race has carried on the tradition, and in 2013...

Tony Kanaan Wins Indianapolis 500 After Number of Close Opportunities

INDIANAPOLIS — Tony Kanaan has finally won the Indianapolis 500. Kanaan drove past Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart with three laps to go, then coasted across the finish line under yellow when defending race winner Dario Franchitti crashed far back in the field. It was a hugely popular victory at the speedway, where Kanaan had endured so much heartache. The Brazilian had led 225 laps...

Carlos Munoz: Indy runner-up headed back to minors

Carlos Munoz finished second in the Indianapolis 500 as a 21-year-old rookie. Now, it's back to the minors. What a bummer! Munoz finished behind Tony Kanaan in a thrilling race Sunday that finished under a yellow flag, silencing the skeptics who fretted the young Colombian merely had a fast car but not nearly enough experience to handle his IndyCar debut on such a challenging...

Kanaan finally wins the Indy 500

Tony Kanaan has finally won the Indianapolis 500.

2013 Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan wins record setting race

INDIANAPOLIS- In 11 previous Indianapolis 500 starts, Tony Kanaan was ever so close to victory. He was among the greatest drivers to never win the world’s biggest race. He had eight top 10 finishes in his 11 previous starts including a fourth and third the last two races around the famed 2.5-mile oval. Today in his 12th start it was finally his day. Kanaan used an epic pass on...
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