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“He was all right,” Kanaan said. “He said to me, `They didn’t give me an option. They made the decision for me.’ Knowing Dario and being a race-car driver, right now, it’s an easier time. He’s going to have flashes. First race he shows up and sees someone else driving his car, I think he’ll go through phases.

“I know Dario is pretty strong, but it’s going to be sentimental for him a couple times. The first race, the (Indy) 500.”