Indy 500 Results 2013: Live Analysis, Standings and Highlights
On his 12th attempt, Tony Kanaan won his first Indianapolis 500 in a frantic finish.
The 38-year-old was in front of the race as Dario Franchitti hit the wall on lap 197 and as the race finished under caution, the crowd in Indianapolis cheered on the fan favorite to the finish.
Kanaan won a race that saw a record-breaking 68 lead changes that shattered the previous record of 34 that was set last year.
Rookie Carlos Munoz finished second while his Andretti Autosport teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay took home third place as the former teammates of Kanaan watched him celebrate in victory lane.
Tony Kanaan breaks through for first Indianapolis 500 victory— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 26, 2013
TONY KANAAN WINS HIS FIRST INDY 500!!!!
Dario Franchitti hits the wall and Tony Kanaan is in the lead.
There have been two last lap finishes in 96 Indy 500 races.
We could see the third today.
The crowd is on their feet as the drivers reach five laps to go.
Graham Rahal hits the wall and the mad dash to the finish is halted for now.
Hunter-Reay is currently leading the race.
We are now at 66 lead changes.
Easily more will come in final eight laps.
As fan-favorite Kanaan takes the lead, the crowd in Indy begins to go wild.
Hunter-Reay has cycled back through to take the lead.
Kanaan and Andretti are in the hunt as well.
This race WILL come down to the final lap.
Hinchcliffe and Franchitti become the last two drivers to pit.
Munoz has become the final leader to make his pit stop.
15 to go and plenty of drama is ready to unfold at Indy.
Just after Andretti finishes his pit stop, Hunter-Reay is in and out of pit road.
Kanaan becomes the first of the leaders to pit.
Allmendinger has made his final pit stop.
The other leaders will pit around lap 180 and the blitz to the finish will begin.
Now that we are 30 laps away from the checkered flag, the mentions of the Andretti curse will begin to grow.
For a family that has been very unlucky to say the least at Indy, Marco is having himself one heck of a day so far up front.
Remember Allmendinger will have to pit about seven to eight laps before everyone else.
Castroneves is hanging around in sixth but he has been unable to match Andretti, Hunter-Reay and Allmendinger all day.
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