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Dario Franchitti had 1.6 gallons left after winning Sunday’s Indy 500. That equals about six miles or just over two laps on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway track but it was just enough to hold off Dan Wheldon.
Helio Castroneves’ “They gave me my life back” speech after winning his third Indianapolis 500 on Sunday ranks as one of the most emotional responses in recent sports history.
The tone of the day was set early when 22-year-old Marco Andretti and 20-year-old Mario Moraes didn’t even make it through the first turn before making contact. Graham Rahal, also 20, crashed on lap 56.
Helio Castroneves capped a perfect month of May by winning at the Brickyard for the third time Sunday, a triumph that was especially poignant given what he was facing just 5 1/2 weeks ago.