The 100th running of the Indy 500 lived up to all expectations. 23 year Old Rookie J.R. Hildebrand fought off the best of the best ,avoided being collected up in any of the many wrecks and found himself in the lead with two laps to go.It was looking like a Rookie would win on his first race at the Brickyard. The White Flag waved and the crowd held its breath as Hildebrand held off the entire field through Turn 1,2 and 3 and looming up in the last corner a backmarker going slowly. The Rookie,not wanting to let off and possibly be passed at the line, flat footed it around the slow car got slightly wide getting the outside wheels in the marbles and Wham into the wall at 499 3/4 miles!. J.R. had the bit between his teeth and kept the crumpled car on the gas and slid across the yard of bricks for a disappointing second place. Brit Dan Wheldon was handed his second Indy 500 Victory. Thats Racing, anything can happen and you never give up.
J.R. Hildebrand drove this to 2nd Place.
Wheldon can't believe his luck for his second 500 victory. He deserved to luck into this win as this would have been his third second place at the Brickyard.