So it was fitting on this hot day – the temperature hit 91 degrees, just one shy of the Indy 500 record – that one of the most competitive races in history ended with a frantic push from Wheldon’s friends. There were 35 lead changes, which shattered the record of 29 in the 1960 race won by Jim Rathmann.
Franchitti and Dixon battled back and forth in the final third of the race, with Sato consistently in the mix. Then came Kanaan, from nowhere it seemed, but he was unable to hang on to the lead on the restart after Marco Andretti’s crash brought out the yellow with 13 laps to go.
There wasn’t a lot of hype for Indy this year coming up to the race, but if you tuned in this was one of the best races in a long time. Also the new Cart Cars are very FAST! and turn one is still a monster enjoy the highlights.
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