On Sunday, Brazilian driver Tony Kanaan won the Indy 500. It was Kanaan’s first ever Indy 500 win, and his twelfth time racing in the event. He pulled ahead of competitor Ryan Hunter-Reay three laps before the finish, and won on a caution, Dario Franchitti crashing a lap later.
“I got a little bit of luck today,” Kanaan tells USA Today. “It’s for the fans. It’s for
my dad who’s not here. But mainly for all of you guys. I was looking at
the stands, and it was unbelievable.
“I want to thank everybody.
I’ve never seen so many people from other teams [offering
congratulations. This is it, man. I made it. I’m finally going to put
my name on that trophy,” he continues. “We were known for not winning, now we’re
known for winning. I don’t know what to say.”