Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 4/14/15

JOLIET, IL - AUGUST 29: Sarah Fisher drives the #67 Dollar General Sarah Fisher Racing Dallara Honda inside Ryan Hunter-Reay in the ABC Supply Co AJ Foyt Racing Dallara Honda during the IRL IndyCar Series PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 on August 29, 2009 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois (Photo by Darrell Ingham/Getty Images)

Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves in a thrilling final lap to win the 2014 Indianapolis 500. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said in Victory Lane before he was joined by his wife and son. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers on the floor in front of the TV. My son did it today. He watched me here. I’m thrilled. This is American history, this race, this is American tradition.” American Ryan Hunter-Reay wins the Indianapolis 500! This is Hunter-Reay’s 1st Indy 500 victory. pic.twitter.com/34P9DDTf45 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 25, 2014 Hunter-Reay, a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., beat Castroneves by just 0.060 seconds. “It’s interesting when second place kind of sucks,” said Castroneves, who started fourth in the No. 3 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Team Penske car. “What a fight. But certainly taking the positive out of this, it was a great race. I did everything I could obviously to try to stop (Hunter-Reay). I do not take (the result) for granted.  I’m extremely happy with the result. “We were able to put ourselves in a great position to win. Unfortunately, as I said, it wasn’t our day.  It was great to see an American driver winning.” 2014 Indianapolis 500 Results Pos. Driver Differential 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay - 2 Helio Castroneves 0.0600 3 Marco Andretti 0.3171 4 Carlos Munoz 0.7795 5 Juan Pablo Montoya 1.3233 6 Kurt Busch 2.2666 7 Sebastien Bourdais 2.6576 8 Will Power 2.8507 9 Sage Karam 3.2848 10 JR Hildebrand 3.4704 IndyCar.com The post Ryan Hunter-Reay wins first Indy 500 appeared first on Sports Glory.

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