The departing IndyCar hero who can't let go
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The departing IndyCar hero who can't let go

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He's an IndyCar champion and an Indianapolis 500 winner, but there's more to Tony Kanaan's legacy than sheer numbers according some key rivals, team-mates and friends from his 20-year top-flight US open-wheel career

"I tell you, it's been a crazy-busy last couple of days," chuckles Tony Kanaan on the Tuesday after his 'final' IndyCar race. "All of a sudden people want to talk to me, just as I said I was gonna slow down. There will be opportunities, I know, but what they'll be I don't know.

"Truthfully, when I made my announcement in February, I expected this year to be all the ovals, and then next year probably just the Indy 500. But because of how strange this year has been, without fans at most tracks, I want to do all the ovals again next year.

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