INDIANAPOLIS -- Veteran driver Tony Kanaan finally won his first Indianapolis 500 on Sunday after 12 years of trying.
The Brazilian had become a sentinmental choice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway because he had come close to winning the legendary race several times.
On a restart with only four laps left, Kanaan took the lead and then, when three-time winner Dario Franchitti crashed with only two laps remaining, which brought out the caution flag, the field was frozen and Kanaan had secured the victory.
"I got a little bit of luck today," Kanaan told a television audience after he had doused his head with the traditional milk in Victory Lane. "I'm speechless. This is it, man. I made it."