Spectacular crash helps Franchitti win second Indianapolis 500
As a crowd of over 350,000 fans file through the gates for the 94th running of this speed classic, the red carpet is out for a host of Hollywood celebrities and Pro Football Hall of Famers. Actor
At the end of the second parade lap, Andretti will hit the throttle, approaching 200 miles per hour and will catch up to the rear of the field when the green flag is waved. But as the field begins the Indy 500, Andretti and Wahlberg will head down pit lane.
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Franchitti drove a flawless race and gets to celebrate his second Indy 500 win, 45 years to the day when fellow Scotsman Jim Clark drove to victory at Indy in 1965.Team owner Chip Ganassi becomes the first team owner to win the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 in the same year. Jamie McMurray drove to the Daytona 500 win.
The race came to an end when Mike Conway's car hooked wheels with Hunter-Reay in the north chute between Turns 3 and 4 and went airborne. It tore into the fence and landed upside down. It's one of the most spectacular crashes in Indianapolis 500 history. Safety workers spent nearly five minutes getting Conway out of the car. He was airlifted to Methodist Hospital to be examined for leg injuries.
And believe it or not, Danica Patrick finished fifth after a miserable May that saw her get booed after qualifying 23rd on Pole Day. Defending champ Helio Castroneves ended up ninth, forced to pit for fuel while leading with eight laps to go.