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Kanaan Unveils 2014 Indianapolis 500 Ticket

2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan unveiled the artwork for the 2014 Indianapolis 500 ticket during a 500 Festival Corporate Members event Feb. 24 at the Crane Bay Event Venue in downtown Indianapolis.

Every 2014 Indianapolis 500 reserved seat ticket will show a smiling Kanaan hugging the world famous Borg-Warner Trophy after his victory in 2013, and the 2014 Indianapolis 500 event logo. Indianapolis 500 tickets traditionally honor and feature the previous year’s champion.

Kanaan’s thrilling victory in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” came in his 12th career “500” start, tying an event record for earning a victory latest in a driver’s Indy 500 career. After enduring such a long wait, Kanaan was thrilled to see his smiling image on the ticket for the 98th Indianapolis 500.

“It was like this is mine, I got it,” Kanaan said. “Of all the pictures of my win, that is definitely one that I have that I remember exactly where it was.”

Kanaan’s first Indianapolis 500 win wasn’t secured until the end of the race when the green flag waved to start Lap 198 of 200 following a caution on Lap 194. Kanaan took the lead going into Turn 1, and a few seconds later, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti crashed in the short chute between Turns 1 and 2, allowing fan-favorite Kanaan to cruise under caution to the finish as the winner of the 97th Indianapolis 500.

The popular Brazilian set a new record winning speed of 187.433 mph, bettering the previous mark of 185.981 mph set by Arie Luyendyk in 1990. Luyendyk held the record winning speed for the longest period in race history, 23 years. 

“When we do it, we do it right,” Kanaan said. “It was unforgettable for me, I will never forget the reaction from the fans and hopefully they’ll be back. I know they will be back this year and hopefully they’ll still be cheering for me, so we’ll see.”

In recent months, Kanaan’s spoils of victory for winning the Indianapolis 500 have included seeing his bas-relief image on the Borg-Warner Trophy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, receiving his Baby Borg-Warner Trophy in Detroit, Mich., and seeing his picture this afternoon on the 2014 Indianapolis 500 ticket.

“That’s one of the things that’s unbelievable about me winning this race and that’s why everybody wants to do it,” Kanaan said. “It’s not just about making the big prize money, it’s not just about  becoming a legend, it’s everything that comes with it and it’s a year-round celebration. I’m not sad that May’s coming, but if I don’t win again I’ll be really sad because I’m going to miss all of this.”

Kanaan will drive for a different team during the 2014 IndyCar Series season from the one he won the Indianapolis 500 with. In early October, he signed with Target Chip Ganassi Racing, which has won five of the last six IndyCar Series titles.

It’s a big responsibility for me and I’m excited to be a part of Chip Ganassi Racing,” he said. “Now we have everything that it takes but sometimes it’s not enough, but we’ll try to do it.”

The 98th Indianapolis 500 is scheduled for May 25, 2014.


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2014 ticket information: Ticket information is available for the four events in 2014 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, 98th Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard and Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Fans can order tickets at www.ims.com/tickets, by calling 800-822-INDY800-822-INDY or 317-492-6700317-492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more also are available. Contact the IMS Group Sales Department at (866) 221-8775(866) 221-8775 for more information.

Tickets are still available for the Firestone Presents the Jason Aldean Concert at the Indy 500 on Saturday, May 24. Contact the IMS Ticket Office for details.
 

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