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Scot takes second Indy 500 win; Wheldon takes second

Dario Franchitti has won the Indy 500, the second time in his career that he has won the self-procalimed 'world's greatest motor race'.

Franchitti was the fastest man throughout the race, leading the vast majority of laps and heading the field by a margin of up to 10s at times.

Dan Wheldon finished in second place, capping a fine day for British motorsport after a strong drive through the field.

Another Brit Alex Lloyd had been set to take a remarkable third place, but he was later dropped to fourth after being adjudged to have overtaken Michael Andretti just after the yellow flags flew.

The caution flags were shown after British driver Mike Conway, who had led the race late on after running an alternative fuel strategy, rode over the back of Ryan Hunter-Reay's car and flew into the fencing. The back end of Conway's car was ripped off before it crashed back down onto the track.

The other British driver in the race, Justin Wilson, took seventh after a strong run that included a race-leading stint.

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AndyRAC 2 June 2010

Re: Franchitti wins' world's best race'

I thought Le Mans was the world's Greatest race!!

jskater 1 June 2010

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World's best race? It's only got 4 corners!

shomann 31 May 2010

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Rob 7 wrote:

This event is a very pale shadow of its former self, they've got a nerve to call it "The world's greatest motor race. I'm not really knocking it, but years of pointless in-fighting between racing organizations and sanctioning bodies, has devalued US open-wheel racing to the point that it's all rather pointless."

I'm not really knocking it? Sounds like your ripping it to me. Maybe you should stick to watching parades at Monaco. Now that's pointless.

Congrats Dario! I'm glad Mike Conway survived his huge crash with only a broken leg. The Indy 500 is still the worlds greatest motor race!