In a record-breaking race for lead changes, the Indy 500 was won by Dario Franchitti. Indycar race fans faced sweltering heat to watch a good race full of passing without the assistance of a Drag Reduction System (DRS) and even got to hear Marco Andretti go ballistic on the radio and then hit the wall and the two Lotus cars black flagged for being slow. Either way, a good race for fans and non-fans alike and an impressive turnout given the heat and lack of Jim Neighbors.
It is his 3rd Indy 500 win and places the image of friend Dan Wheldon in a Franchitti sandwich on the Borg-Warner trophy. It was Dario’s third Indy 500 win under caution and he held of an impatient Takuma Sato who was running 2nd and had every chance to win the race on the last lap and hit the wall on an aggressive passing attempt.
A great win for Franchitti who was 33rd after the first pit stop of the race but came all the way back to win it. Great job Dario! Dario said he was reading Johnny Rutherford’s book and the indy legend was wishing him the best and wanted him to join the 3-time club.