The day began with the former Colts quarterback Jim Harbaugh driving the pace car and the crowd of some 300,000 singing along to “Back Home Again in Indiana.” Give it up for dangerous thrill seeking devils like Kanaan to entertaint he life out of us in a sport as deadly as sky diving.
The 97th Indianapolis 500 ended with a wild finish filled with caution flags, a last-gasp pass, and a win, finally, for Tony Kanaan.
Kanaan, a 38-year-old Brazilian who was racing in his 12th Indy 500, claimed his first win in the race when he passed Ryan Hunter-Reay with three laps to the finish and claimed victory on a caution after Dario Franchitti crashed a lap later.
Kanaan made his move on a restart after another caution that first interrupted his duel with Hunter-Reay. He drew even at the start-finish line and completed the pass around Turn 1. In the 194th lap, Graham Rahal brought out the yellow flag when he collided with the wall, setting up the showdown for the final laps. All Kanaan would get was one lap, but it was enough. He still killed it and then some. Go speed racer! Go speed racer gooo!!!