Found May 27, 2012 on Sports-Glory:

Dario Franchitti is the winner of the Indianapolis 500.

Franchitti put his name in the record books by winning his third Indy 500 on Sunday.  All three wins for Franchitti happened under caution.  

Takuma Sato tried to pass Franchitti on the inside with one lap to go, but spun out and crashed into the wall.

The race set a new record for lead changes as ten drivers swapped the lead 35 times beating the previous record of 29 in 1960.

The day started and ended as a tribute to Dan Wheldon, who won the race a year ago but was killed in October during the IndyCar season finale in Las Vegas.  Wheldon's best friends in the sport finished 1-2-3, Dixon second and Kanaan was third.  The drivers crossed the finish line side by side.

The race began with Bryan Herta driving a single lap around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the car Wheldon drove to victory last season.  During the race fans wore white sunglasses on laps 26 and 98, the numbers Wheldon used in his two wins.


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