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IZOD IndyCar Series: 97th Indianapolis 500 – Race Results

Tony Kanaan realized a dream that began decades earlier that took him from Brazil to Europe to America.

In a race that featured an astonishing 68 race-record lead changes among a race-record 14 drivers, the popular Brazilian earned the victory in the 97th Indianapolis 500 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His average speed of 187.433 was the fastest Indianapolis 500.

Kanaan, cruised to the checkered flag under caution when three-time champion Dario Franchitti’s No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car made contract with the Turn 1 SAFER Barrier on a Lap 197 restart. He found himself in front after he and rookie Carlos Munoz overtook race leader Ryan Hunter-Reay entering Turn 1 on the restart for a Lap 194 on-track incident involving Graham Rahal.

As he circulated under caution, Kanaan wiped tears from his eyes as he guided the Chevrolet-powered No. 11 Hydroxycut KV Racing Technology/SH Racing car to the waiting Borg-Warner Trophy.

Three Andretti Autosport drivers — Munoz, Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti — finished second through fourth. Justin Wilson advanced nine positions to finish fifth in the No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing car. Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves was sixth and Team Penske teammate and first-time Indy 500 competitor AJ Allmendinger placed seventh.

Andretti, who started third in the No. 25 RC Cola car and led 31 laps, wrestled the points lead from Takuma Sato after five of 19 races. He leads Sato, 168-157, heading into the inaugural Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans on the Belle Isle circuit June 1-2.

Results Sunday of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race IZOD IndyCar Series event on the 2.5 mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with order of finish, starting position in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, laps completed and reason out (if any):

 

1.  (12) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

2.  (2) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

3.  (7) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

4.  (3) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

5.  (14) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

6.  (8) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

7.  (5) AJ Allmendinger, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

8.  (21) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

9.  (19) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

10.  (1) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

11.  (13) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

12.  (23) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

13.  (18) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

14.  (16) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

15.  (29) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

16.  (28) Tristan Vautier, Dallara-Honda, 200, Running

17.  (24) Simona De Silvestro, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

18.  (4) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

19.  (6) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 200, Running

20.  (20) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 199, Running

21.  (9) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevy, 199, Running

22.  (31) Conor Daly, Dallara-Honda, 198, Running

23.  (17) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 197, Contact

24.  (11) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 196, Running

25.  (26) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 193, Contact

26.  (33) Katherine Legge, Dallara-Honda, 193, Running

27.  (22) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Chevy, 192, Running

28.  (25) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 191, Running

29.  (15) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 178, Contact

30.  (30) Pippa Mann, Dallara-Honda, 46, Contact

31.  (32) Buddy Lazier, Dallara-Chevy, 44, Mechanical

32.  (27) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 34, Contact

33.  (10) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevy, 3, Contact

Race Statistics

Winner’s average speed:  187.433

Time of Race: 02:40:03.4181

Margin of victory: Under Caution

Cautions: 5 for 21 laps

Lead changes: 68 among 14 drivers

Lap Leaders:

Carpenter 1 – 8

Kanaan 9

Carpenter 10 – 12

Kanaan 13 – 14

Andretti 15 – 16

Kanaan 17 – 20

Andretti 21 – 22

Kanaan 23

Andretti 24 – 26

Kanaan 27 – 28

Andretti 29

Hunter-Reay 30

Power 31 – 32

Jakes 33 – 37

Carpenter 38 – 42

Andretti 43

Carpenter 44 – 50

Andretti 51 – 53

Carpenter 54 – 58

Hunter-Reay 59 – 60

Andretti 61

Hunter-Reay 62 – 63

Carpenter 64 – 72

Kanaan 73 – 74

Power 75 – 88

Kanaan 89

Viso 90

Munoz 91 – 92

Kanaan 93 – 97

Allmendinger 98 – 111

Kanaan 112

Andretti 113 – 114

Kanaan 115 – 120

Hunter-Reay 121

Munoz 122

Tagliani 123

Bell 124

Hinchcliffe 125

Andretti 126 – 130

Hunter-Reay 131

Viso 132 – 135

Hunter-Reay 136

Allmendinger 137 – 142

Hunter-Reay 143 – 144

Castroneves 145

Andretti 146 – 150

Hunter-Reay 151

Munoz 152 – 154

Dixon 155

Hinchcliffe 156 – 157

Hunter-Reay 158 – 164

Allmendinger 165 – 167

Andretti 168

Hunter-Reay 169

Andretti 170

Hunter-Reay 171

Andretti 172 – 173

Kanaan 174

Andretti 175

Kanaan 176 – 177

Munoz 178

Andretti 179

Munoz 180 – 184

Hinchcliffe 185 – 188

Kanaan 189

Hunter-Reay 190

Kanaan 191 – 192

Hunter-Reay 193 – 197

Kanaan 198 – 200

Point Standings: Andretti 168, Sato 157, Castroneves 152, Hunter-Reay 138, Hinchcliffe 128, Wilson 125, Kanaan 124, Dixon 122, Servia 112, Pagenaud 108.

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