Kanaan Wins Firestone Indy 400

Tony Kanaan held Marco Andretti for the final 27 laps and won the Firestone Indy 400. The race was marred by a spectacular wreck in which Andretti Green Racing teammate Dario Franchitti took a wild, upside-down ride.

The race began 4 and a-half hours late because of rain. Only 8 of 20 cars that started the 200-lap event were running at the end.

The big crash came on lap 144 when Dan Wheldon, trying to overtake leader Dario Franchitti appeared to drive his right front tire into Franchitti's left rear.

Suddenly, Franchitti's car soared high in the air, backward and upside down. He came down on top of the car driven by Scott Dixon. Before it was over, cars driven by A.J. Foyt IV, former Michigan winner Tomas Scheckter, three-time series champion Sam Hornish Jr. and Ed Carpenter were also involved.

Franchitti said he's a "a lucky guy" to survive the crash.


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