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Kanaan Wins Indy 500 After Record 68 Lead Changes

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INDIANAPOLIS (Sunday, May 26, 2013) – Tony Kanaan realized a dream that began decades earlier that took him from Brazil to Europe to America. In a race that featured an astonishing 68 race-record lead changes among a race-record 14 drivers, the popular Brazilian earned the victory in the 97th Indianapolis 500 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His average speed of 187.433 was the fastest Indianapolis 500.

Kanaan cruised to the checkered flag under caution when three-time champion Dario Franchitti’s No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car made contract with the Turn 1 SAFER Barrier on a Lap 197 restart. He found himself in front after he and rookie Carlos Munoz overtook race leader Ryan Hunter-Reay entering Turn 1 on the restart for a Lap 194 on-track incident involving Graham Rahal. As he circulated under caution, Kanaan wiped tears from his eyes as he guided the Chevrolet-powered No. 11 Hydroxycut KV Racing Technology/SH Racing car to the waiting Borg-Warner Trophy.

Three Andretti Autosport drivers — Munoz, Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti — finished second through fourth. Justin Wilson advanced nine positions to finish fifth in the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing car. Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves was sixth and Team Penske teammate and first-time Indy 500 competitor AJ Allmendinger placed seventh.”

 

FULL RESULTS

IZOD IndyCar Series 97th Indianapolis 500 Mile Race

INDIANAPOLIS – Results Sunday of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race IZOD IndyCar Series event on the 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

1.  (12) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

2.  (2) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

3.  (7) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

4.  (3) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

5.  (14) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

6.  (8) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

7.  (5) AJ Allmendinger, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

8.  (21) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

9.  (19) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

10.  (1) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

11.  (13) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

12.  (23) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

13.  (18) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

14.  (16) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

15.  (29) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

16.  (28) Tristan Vautier, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

17.  (24) Simona De Silvestro, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

18.  (4) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

19.  (6) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

20.  (20) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 199, Running

21.  (9) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevy, 199, Running

22.  (31) Conor Daly, Dallara-Honda, 198, Running

23.  (17) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 197, Contact

24.  (11) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 196, Running

25.  (26) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 193, Contact

26.  (33) Katherine Legge, Dallara-Honda, 193, Running

27.  (22) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Chevy, 192, Running

28.  (25) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 191, Running

29.  (15) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 178, Contact

30.  (30) Pippa Mann, Dallara-Honda, 46, Contact

31.  (32) Buddy Lazier, Dallara-Chevy, 44, Mechanical

32.  (27) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 34, Contact

33.  (10) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevy, 3, Contact

Race Statistics Winner’s average speed:  187.433

Time of Race: 02:40:03.4181

Margin of victory: Under Caution

Cautions: 5 for 21 laps

Lead changes: 68 among 14 drivers

(courtesy IndyCar Media)

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