The voting takes place the night of the race (or the morning after), and does not necessarily go to the highest-finishing rookie.
Noteworthy accomplishments during qualifying, regardless of the respective race result, have frequently been a factor in voting.
'I unreservedly apologise for a comment I made in a press conference earlier today in relation to my female teammates,' he said afterwards.
According to race rules, a rookie is defined as any driver who has never qualified for the race and/or has never been on the track during the pace lap, and officially credited with a start.
Jane Kennedy quizzes Ed Kavalee, Kate Langbroek, Marty Sheargold, Kitty Flanagan and Sam Pang to see who can remember the most about the week's events.
For the first time since 1987, two drivers in the field entered the race attempting to win a fourth Indianapolis 500. On a restart with three laps remaining, Kanaan overtook leader Ryan Hunter-Reay in the first turn.
Three-time winners Hélio Castroneves (2001, 2002, 2009) and Dario Franchitti (2007, 2010, 2012) attempted to tie A. Three-time champion Dario Franchitti got loose and crashed into the outside wall bringing out the final caution of the race.
I called the girls' car the 'pussy wagon',' Tahan told the paper.
Standing by her man: Big Brother star Tahan Lew has defended boyfriend David Reynolds, 31, after he referred to a car driven by the all-female Bathurst 1000 drivers Renee Gracie and Simona De Silvestro, as a p***y wagon'The sexist slur resulted in a fine and and the race car driver was forced to apologise.
Years in which two drivers are listed indicate co-winners, due to a tie in the final voting.
The Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year award has been sponsored by the following companies: This award is separate from the annual rookie of the year award presented by Indy Car, as well as the Jim Trueman Award (rookie of the year) which was handed out by CART. The term "rookie" (or newcomer) at the Indianapolis 500 can at times be misleading.
Kanaan led Rookie of the Year Carlos Muñoz and Hunter-Reay across the line.
The average speed of the race – 187.433 mph (301.644 km/h) – was the fastest Indianapolis 500, breaking the record set in 1990 by Arie Luyendyk.
Special guest quizmasters: Jeff Horn and Geoffrey Rush Watch later Jane Kennedy quizzes Ed Kavalee, Kate Langbroek, Marty Sheargold, Kitty Flanagan and Sam Pang to see who can remember the most about the week's events.