Indianapolis 500 Winner Tony Kanaan Post-Race Quotes

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  1. TONY KANAAN, NO. 11 HYDROXYCUT KV RACING TECHNOLOGY SH RACING CHEVROLET, RACE WINNER: WHAT A DAY FOR YOU! CONGRATULATIONS! HOW SWEET DOES THAT MILK TASTE?
    “Very good; very, very good! I can’t believe that we did it. We finally did it. And it’s been a long shot but it’s ours.

    IS THAT MILK OR TEARS IN YOUR EYES?
    “Milk. Milk. (laughs). I’ll probably cry a lot more later, but right now it’s milk, for sure.”

    TALK US THROUGH THAT FINAL ENTRANCE INTO TURN 1. YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT WAS GOING TO BE THE PASS FOR THE WIN, BUT WALK US THROUGH THAT RESTART:
    “I’ve been there. I’ve been on the lead and I knew that’s what I had to do and it finally worked. I’m so proud. I’m so proud.”

    WHAT DO YOU THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SECURITY-WISE TO KEEP ALL THE FANS AND PEOPLE AWAY FROM YOU?
    “I want them to jump in the track and come see me, man. It’s for them! It’s for them!”

    YOU HAVE BEEN SO CLOSE SO MANY TIMES WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE TODAY?“I get a little bit of luck today. Again, this is for the fans. It’s for my Dad that is not here, but mainly for all of you guys. I was looking at the stands and it was unbelievable. Man, I can’t believe this.”

    YOU GOT A GOOD LUCK MEDAL RETURNED TO YOU THAT YOU HAD GIVEN AWAY NINE YEARS AGO TO A YOUNG LADY THAT WAS ILL. YOU GOT A VISIT FROM ALEX ZANARDI THIS WEEKEND. IT ALL PLAYED OUT FOR YOU, BUT YOU EARNED IT IN THE CAR TODAY: “Thank you very much. I’m speechless. I want to thank everybody in the booth. I have never seen so many people even from the other teams. This is it, I made it. Finally I’m going to put my ugly face on that trophy.”

    YOU TOLD ME YESTERDAY SOME DRIVERS MAKE THEIR NAME AT INDIANAPOLIS FOR WINNING. YOU HAD MADE YOUR NAME BECAUSE YOU HADN’T WON. TODAY YOU ARE A WINNER AND YOU WILL FOREVER BE KNOWN AT TONY KANAAN INDIANAPOLIS 500 CHAMPION: “I guess we did both. We were known for not winning. Now we are known for winning. Man I don’t know what to say.”

    WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND WHEN THE YELLOW CAME OUT AND YOU KNEW YOU WERE THE WINNER? “I couldn’t believe it. I’m like man how many laps to go? It was two to go. I said ‘that’s it’. I’m going to have to say that last lap was the longest lap of my life. I wanted the pace car to hurry up so bad. I’ve enjoyed it. Again, we did it.”
    JIMMY VASSER, CAR OWNER, TONY KANAAN – INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER
    ON THE RADIO HE SAID IT WAS WIN OR ELSE. YOUR THOUGHTS:
    “He is awesome in those situations. He was great all day. All credit to the team. All the people who came on board to make this happen, Hydroxycut and all our sponsors. Alex Zanardi brought us a little luck today. He gave us his gold medal from London. He said ‘rub this all over the car it has special powers’. Tony (Kanaan) took the medal to his motorhome for an hour. I just can’t believe it… Indy 500… awesome.”

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