Text Courtesy Of KV Racing Technology
Photo Credit: John Cote, IndyCar.com
Indianapolis, IN - (Sunday, May 26, 2013) - Tony Kanaan, driver of the No. 11 HYDROXYCUT - KV Racing Technology - SH Racing Chevrolet/Firestone car wins the 97th Indianapolis 500. Kanaan, who started 12th, moved quickly through the field and led early and often. It was clear to everyone that he was determined to break-through and get the win that has eluded him in his past 11 starts. It seemed destined (team co-owner Jimmy Vasser used to drive the number 12, this was Kanaan's 12th start, he was starting 12th and had the 12th pit box) it seemed clear that luck was on his side today.
Kanaan was thrilled with the win. When asked "How sweet does that milk taste?" he said:"Very good; very, very good! I can't believe that we did it. We finally did it. And it's been a long shot but it's ours." Kanaan knew what he had to do on the final restart. "I've been there," he said. "I've been in the lead and I knew that's what I had to do and it finally worked. I'm so proud. I'm so proud."
Kanaan will continue his celebrations over the next few days with the Victory Media Tour, before arriving in Detroit for the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, a double race weekend, with the first race on Saturday 31st May at 3:30 pm ET on ABC.