Tony Kanaan looks forward to very special Indy 500

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 5, 2015) -- The month of May in Indianapolis is focused on the Indianapolis 500. This year, it's going to be extra special for one IndyCar driver and his family.

Tony Kanaan is going after his second win, and Kanaan will have an extra cheerleader this year.

"Since 2013, it`s been a hell of a couple years for us. I am just glad I am part of it again. I know I am good at this place. What is going to happen, I have no control. The track will pick the winner. I got an extra cheerleader. And he won't stop talking like his mother," joked Kanaan.

Deco Kanaan--Tony's second child and first with wife Lauren Bohlander--was born in January.

"He's a racetrack baby already! He likes the sound of race cars. It puts him to sleep," said Bohlander.

Bohlander is a Cambridge City native and graduate of DePauw University.

"It is always worth saying how much we love being here. And the fans are super good to us everywhere we go," said Bohlander.

Big brother Leo will join Deco at the track to watch their father race in this year's Indianapolis 500 on May 25.

It's the first time the family will be together at the Indy 500. Kanaan hopes that brings him extra luck.

"This year is going to be very special for us. Leo is going to be here for the first time. He wasn`t here when I won," Kanaan said.

At 40, Kanaan is the oldest driver in the IndyCar circuit this year. He says he has no plans to retire anytime soon.

The focus this week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) is Saturday's Grad Prix.

The next practice date on the IMS oval for Tony Kanaan and the other Indy 500 drivers is May 11.

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