IndyCar » 2013 Indy 500: Tony Kanaan makes it to victory lane - at last!


Popular veteran racer Tony Kanaan finally made it onto victory lane in Indianapolis, after an impressive run in the Indy 500 that rarely saw him far away from the front.

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Terminator - Unregistered

May 26, 2013 8:55 PM

Indycars - Drivers race flat out for the entire duration, and there is thrilling racing with many lead changes and the race being decided at the very end
F1 - Drivers are told to preserve tyres, preserve tires, go around 2 seconds slower than they should, and follow the guy in front leading to a borefest

Indycar ROCKS!

Rog Dodge - Unregistered

May 26, 2013 10:09 PM

Here we go again! Brit. Justin Wilson finishes a best ever 5th (from 14th) + 1st Honda home and not a mention in the report, only Pippa Mann smacking the wall. TUT - TUT. Crash!

need4speed - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 12:20 AM

I watched the race on ESPN and loved every minute of it. What I didnt like were the countless commercial breaks, it (ESPN) needlessly spoiled the fun. Goes without saying, well done Tony! A well deserved win.

Jim Clausen

May 27, 2013 12:45 AM
Last Edited 578 days ago

Glad to see Tony win.

As for the race itself, it sucked, as pretty much all Indy 500 for the last 10 years or so have. Such high downforce no car can get away from another car. 68 contrived passes for the lead. Race finished under a yellow. Great American race, my a$$. Brazilian driver, in an Italian chassis, with an English engine crosses the finish line at 120 mph for the win. Tony George started the IRL to promote American drivers and American racing. Tony, you're a genius!

Jim Clausen

May 27, 2013 1:08 AM
Last Edited 577 days ago

Americans, which I am, seem to have a liking for spec cars with contrived finishes, brought about by bunching cars up with yellow flags. Personally, I liked the Indy 500s of yesteryear, Offys, Fords, Novis, turbines, numerous specialty built chassis, Eagle, McLaren, Coyote, Brawner, Lotus, World Champion drivers competing. It was quite a spectacle then. It even took the Brits to show us which end the engine belonged on. I used to spend the month of May completely wrapped up in the daily ongoings at Indy. Rookie orientation, Practice. Qualifying. Carburation day. Now I don't even watch the race in its entirety.

Jose - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 1:21 AM

WHAT A RACE!!! 100x better than the F1 race this weekend. It's so good to see Indycar going back to the same status as it was back in the early 90s. I hope the trend continues and more people realiaze Indycar is the most complete racing series in the world and you don't need to pay to drive like in F1!

JJJ - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 1:33 AM

As I have watched most of these 500s in the last 10 years or so it was nice to see Kanaan finally win one after narrowly striking out so many times before. Despite the record number of passes for the lead it was not the most thrilling 500 I've seen though. JW suddenly showing up in 5th at the end was also cool although I'm not british.

I think we've got a little 'grass is greener' thing going on here with Americans saying F1 is better, us Europeans sometimes wanting to see something more like Indycar (I personally think F1 is closer to Indycar than ever right now, but that's just me).

@Jose

I'm with you hoping Indycar can go back to the glory days with multiple engine manufacturers and possibly chassis but you're kidding yourself on the not having to bring money part mate...seriously...

JJJ - Unregistered

May 27, 2013 1:43 AM

All these Indycar drivers have to bring money/a sponsor/be a child of a team owner, except maybe the guys at Ganassi and Penske who might get a paycheck just for driving. Pretty much like F1 in other words...Only a few drivers aren't paydrivers and even fewer never were. Just the name of the game, how it always has been and as long as racing remains costly always will be. Even in the old days the best drivers started out by literally buying their race cars to go racing...

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