Found May 28, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Dario Franchitti
This year's Indianapolis 500 won't go down as the hottest one on record, but it was close. The temperature hit 91 degrees at the end of Sunday's race, leaving it one degree shy of the 1937 record, The Associated Press reports. 91, 92, who's counting? When you get to temperatures that high, the environment becomes rather uncomfortable regardless of the exact figure, which is why many fans were left seeking shade before, during and after the race. Dario Franchitti won this year's race, allowing him to drink the bottle of milk, as is the annual custom for the winner. It's...
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