Kanaan wins Indianapolis 500 for the first time|
Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Brazilian Tony Kanaan has won the
Indianapolis 500 for the first time after prevailing in Sunday's thrilling
race that featured a smashing record 68 lead changes.
Kanaan grabbed the lead from Ryan Hunter-Reay just after a restart with three
laps remaining. Dario Franchitti, who won the Indy 500 for the third time one
year ago, crashed into the wall following the restart, which ended the race
under caution and gave Kanaan his maiden win in 12 Indy 500 attempts.
Rookie Carlos Munoz finished second after passing Hunter-Reay on the restart.
Hunter-Reay, the defending IndyCar Series champion, placed third. Marco
Andretti and Justin Wilson rounded out the top-five.
Franchitti, who was never a factor during the 500-mile race at Indianapolis
Motor Speedway, ended up finishing 23rd.
The previous record for most lead changes in this prestigious race was 34, set
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