Two days before the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500, the Last Row Party was held at the Brickyard Crossing Resort. Takuma Sato, Sebastian Saavedra, and most notably Tony Kanaan were initiated into the 11th row society. The banquet is an annual tradition that honors the three drivers who will try to make up the most ground during the prestigious race.
Fans were able to receive autographs from the drivers and many people immediately swarmed Kanaan, who is not used to attending the last row party. Kanaan crashed twice, leaving many of his fans biting their nails, before successfully qualifying. He is now in the company of Dick Simon and Derek Daley as notable drivers who have started in the 11th row at the Indy 500.
All three drivers were in high spirits and seemed to embrace the challenge of trying to pass the field in order to take home the checkered flag. Kanaan, in particular, was not fazed by his low starting position saying, "That's what Indy's all about, making history, isn't it?" We will have to wait until Sunday to see exactly how much history will be made.
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Andretti Autosport's Tony Kanaan makes rare appearance in last row of Indy 500
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