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After the race, Tony Kanaan said it was very rewarding to finally get a race win for Chip Ganassi. He'd felt the pressure of getting Chip Ganassi a win, and also the pressure of replacing Dario Franchitti.
Kanaan told Dario afterwards that he hoped that Franchitti felt part of the joy of winning the race; due to all the help and support he'd given Tony at Chip Ganassi Racing.
And while he joked he's got seven months to brag about winning the last race of the season, Tony knows he and the team have a lot of work to do in the off season with the introduction of aero kits.
And - yes - Lauren Kanaan is expecting a baby in late January. Had wondered about that possibility the last few weeks, but it wasn't until Tony kissed Lauren's belly that it became obvious something might be afoot.
Verizon IndyCar Series champion Power collects million dollar bonus at L.A.'s Club Nokia
Less than 24 hours after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Will Power got his chance to celebrate.
Power - along with other drivers, teams and manufacturers - were recognized during the INDYCAR Championship Celebration at Club Nokia at the LA Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles.
Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR, presented Power and team owner Roger Penske with a $1 million championship bonus check and replicas of the Astor Challenge Cup, the Verizon IndyCar Series championship trophy.
"It's still sinking in really," said Power, a first-time series champion. "When you want something so bad for so long, it's such a relief when you finally get it. It's exactly that - a culmination of 15 years of hard work to get to this point."