Indy 500 ends with second closest finish in history
Sun, 25 May 2014 23:33:13 GMT —
The Andretti name was in the lead once again in the closing laps of the Indy 500.
Once again, it was somebody else who headed to Victory Lane.
Marco Andretti's bid to end his family's infamous curse at Indianapolis Motor Speedway came up short on Sunday when he was passed by Ryan Hunter-Reay with 17 laps remaining, and couldn't get back within striking distance of his teammate during the closing laps.
Andretti finished third behind Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves, who waged a dramatic duel after a red flag came out for a wreck with 10 laps left in the second-closest finish in history.
Andretti led 20 laps, moving him into fifth place in career laps led by drivers who have not won. His father, Michael Andretti, tops the dubious list.