Future Indy 500 champ? Tony and Lauren welcome Deco Kanaan


Tony Kanaan has long been regarded as “the people’s champion” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and when he captured his elusive, long-awaited first Indianapolis 500 victory in 2013, he became an actual champion.

Now, he’s got another potential champion in the family.

Tony and wife Lauren (nee Bohlander) welcomed new son Deco Kanaan into the world on Tuesday. Deco joins Tony’s son Leo, who gained a bit of attention last year when he was awarded the first Mini Baby Borg on record – a special, kid-sized version of the standard Baby Borg awarded to that year’s Indianapolis 500 champion.

As “TK” already posted on Twitter, he’s expecting big things from Deco.

It’s already the start of a good year for TK, who ended 2014 on a high note with a win in the season finale at Fontana’s Auto Club Speedway, and is bullish on the Chip Ganassi Racing team’s prospects in its second year with Chevrolet power.