Indianapolis 500 Finish Marred by Leader's Accident in Final Turn

May 29, 2011 Full story: www.huliq.com

Despite appearing to win on the final turn of the Indianapolis 500, Dan Wheldon didn't get the "official" news that he won the race for about two hours after he crossed the finish line.

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Wirtz, VA

#1 May 29, 2011
Ok and what does that have to do with gas prices and forclosers and 20% plus unemployment

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#2 May 29, 2011
I almost fell asleep three times trying to get through that boring stupid story. Shhesh.
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Palatine, IL

#3 May 29, 2011
that was stupidest thing ive seen today go 499.99 miles and crash
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#4 May 29, 2011
who's the doosh who posted this sht

Sol

Since: Jan 08

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#5 May 29, 2011
Rules _are_ rules: wheldon passed Hildebrand before the yellow light came out, so it was a valid pass. Otherwise Hildebrand would have won it in the wreck (has a wrecked winner ever happened before?).

The only more-painful finish I could think of was 1992: unser started 4th outside (12th place), Goodyear started 11th outside (33rd, last place) and lost by the closest '500 margin: 0.043 seconds.

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