Kanaan wins Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (TheSpread) – It was one of the most competitive Indianapolis 500s in recent history, but in the end Tony Kanaan found himself in the winner’s circle.

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Sunday’s race saw 68 lead changes, as no driver was able to establish a consistent lead. After a handful of drivers exchanged the lead over the later laps, a yellow flag came out with seven laps to go when Graham Rahal hit the wall coming around the turn.

With the restart, Ryan Hunter-Reay started in the lead, but Kanaan got the jump out to first in front of rookie Carlos Munoz. A caution flag came out as Dario Franchitti wrecked, which allowed Kanaan to get the win under caution.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kanaan was given 14/1 odds to win this race entering the day, which means a $100 wager on Kanaan will pay out an additional $1,400.

Kanaan had come close to winning this race in the past, placing in the top 3 three different times, but he had never won until Sunday after 11 previous attempts.

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2013 Indianapolis 500 Results

1 Tony Kanaan (11)

2 (R) Carlos Munoz (26)

3 Ryan Hunter-Reay (1)

4 Marco Andretti (25)

5 Justin Wilson (19)

6 Helio Castroneves (3)

7 A J Allmendinger (2)

8 Simon Pagenaud (77)

9 Charlie Kimball (83)

10 Ed Carpenter (20)

11 Oriol Servia (22)

12 Ryan Briscoe (8)

13 Takuma Sato (14)

14 Scott Dixon (9)

15 Ana Beatriz (18)

16 (R) Tristan Vautier (55)

17 Simona de Silvestro (78)

18 E.J. Viso (5)

19 Will Power (12)

20 James Jakes (16)

21 Dario Franchitti (10)

22 James Hinchcliffe (27)

23 Graham Rahal (15)

24 (R) Conor Daly (41)

25 Alex Tagliani (98)

26 Katherine Legge (81)

27 Townsend Bell (60)

28 Josef Newgarden (21)

29 Sebastien Bourdais (7)

30 Pippa Mann (63)

31 Buddy Lazier (91)

32 Sebastian Saavedra (6)

33 J.R. Hildebrand (4)

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