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For Tony Kanaan the reward of 500 miles at the famed Brickyard in Indianapolis, In was a drink of milk. After years of trying, he finaly found victory lane in his 12th attempt. On Sunday Kanaan won in the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 and was rewarded with a jug of 2% milk. A recording setting number of lead changes took place at Indy. Local driver Ed Carpenter began the race on the pole, becoming the first driver/owner to do so since 1975. The first car out of the race was J.R. Hildebrand who lost control of his car while Takuma Sato would later spin his car. For much of the early part of the race Carpenter, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti traded the lead. A.J. Allmendinger who started fifth and dealt with a gear issue early on would take the race lead just prior to halfway. On lap 112 Allmendinger pitted after his belts came undone, he would eventually work his way back to the lead but remained off pit sequence while racing against Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay. James ...

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.

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 unsure about green-white-checkered finishes

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...

Tony Kanaan tells the story of the good luck medal.

Perhaps it's just what the doctor ordered . Indycar's most popular driver, not only among the fams, but among the drivers as well, Tony Kanaan broke an 0-11 streak at Indianapolis today as he won the Indy 500. A race that had an unbelievable 68 lead changes, ended with quite possibly it's best ambassador in victory lane. TK's victory was not without it's myths...

INDYCAR: Tony Kanaan Wins Incredible Indy 500

After 12 tries, fan favorite Tony Kanaan is no longer a bridesmaid after winning one of the most thrilling Indy 500s in years as he took Chevy to Victory Lane.

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...

Indianapolis 500: Tony Kanaan finally breaks through for first win at Indy

After 11 seasons in IndyCar, Brazil’s Tony Kanaan had become his generation’s Michael Andretti: a top open-wheel driver whose likeness, somehow, was nowhere to be found on the Borg-Warner Trophy. But after several close calls, Kanaan finally got to drink the milk at Indianapolis. (He chose two percent.) Tony Kanaan finally celebrates an Indy 500 win. (Photo by REUTERS/Jeff Haynes...

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...

Indy 500 insight and analysis.

The 2013 Indianapolis 600 was yesterday. I lived in Indiana for 4 years so the event holds a special place in my heart. I know how much the race helps Indianapolis identify itself in the world, not just in the racing community, and I know how important it is, therefore, to residents of Indiana. That said, I don’t know a damn thing about Indy Car Racing. I don’t know anything...

Casey Mears Coca-Cola 600 Race Recap

CONCORD, N.C. – Every year on Memorial Day weekend, three of the biggest motorsports events – Formula1 at Monaco, IndyCar at Indianapolis, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway – take place across the globe, creating a special day for teams and fans alike. After watching fellow GEICO Racing driver Tony Kanaan win the historic Indianapolis 500, Casey Mears...
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