Kanaan at Indy: the heartbreak is over

Kanaan at Indy: the heartbreak is over

Tony Kanaan ended years of heartbreak by winning last Sunday's Indianapolis 500. And there could not have been a more popular winner, as Mark Glendenning explains

It's not enough to say that the Indianapolis 500 is different to other major motorsport events. With its own complex mythology and its own pantheon of gods, it even stands independent of other IndyCar races.

You only have to listen to the pre-race driver introductions to get a sense of who matters to the 200,000 in the grandstands, and they're not always the drivers who are popular elsewhere.

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