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Kanaan’s image unveiled on Indy 500’s Borg-Warner Trophy

Dec 2, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

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After seeing his face on the Borg-Warner Trophy for the first time today in Indianapolis, 2013 Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan was complimentary of those who worked on his bas-relief image.

“I look better than I thought,” the Brazilian said during a special ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Hall of Fame Museum.

Kanaan’s place on the Borg-Warner bears the year of his victory and the 2013 race’s average speed of 187.433 miles per hour, which stands as a ‘500’ record.

T.K. is also in the company of good friends Dan Wheldon and Dario Franchitti on the trophy, as the late Wheldon won the 2011 race and the recently-retired Franchitti secured the final win of his career in the 2012 race.

“Before I won the ‘500,’ I had nightmares about not winning it and I finally won,” Kanaan said. “Having my two best friends Dan [Wheldon] and Dario [Franchitti] win and putting my face right beside them is an honor. It’s a magical moment.”

Main photo credit: Steve Shunck

  1. testover6370 - Dec 3, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    It is very fitting that his face is right next to Dario’s and Dan’s. With Dario retired and TK probably not too far off from hanging it up, we need to savor these very special times. I wonder who will be in the next generation of legends to follow those three.

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