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Tony Kanaan conflicted about using green-white-checkered rule in IndyCar Series

  • Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, pumps his fist in front of Marco Andretti to celebrate after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, pumps his fist in front of Marco Andretti to celebrate after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, celebrates by pouring the winners milk over his heads after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, celebrates by pouring the winners milk over his heads after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Parker)

    Tony Kanaan, of Brazil, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Parker)  (The Associated Press)

Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan has mixed views about green-white-checkered flag finishes.

Kanaan won his first Indy 500 under caution Sunday when Dario Franchitti crashed with three laps remaining. Although NASCAR makes three attempts to finish a race under green even if means going beyond the scheduled distance, the IndyCar Series does not.

Kanaan says IndyCar should consider green-white-checkered finishes, but is conflicted about using them at Indianapolis Motor Speedway because of tradition.

Kanaan says fans want to see a finish under green flag, especially at Indianapolis. But he understands purists are against the idea.