Brazil’s Tony Kanaan Wins Indy 500

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By CNN Staff

(CNN) — With a daring move in the last few laps, Tony Kanaan of Brazil passed American Ryan Hunter-Reay and won the 97th Indianapolis 500 under a yellow caution flag.

It was the second of two caution flags precipitated by crashes in the final 10 laps of the 200-lap, 500-mile race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“I got a little bit of luck today,” Kanaan said in a post-race interview.

The race featured a record 68 lead changes, with Kanaan making the last one between the two caution flags. No driver is allowed to pass another car while the caution flag is posted, so at that point, to win, all Kanaan needed to do was finish without crashing himself.

Rookie Carlos Munoz of Colombia finished second, Hunter-Reay finished third and Marco Andretti placed fourth. Each of the top four finishers was driving a Chevrolet.

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