IndyCar » Indy 500: Dan Wheldon's shock win


British driver Dan Wheldon stole victory in the last corner of the 2011 Indianapolis 500, in a final 20 laps of high drama that kept everyone on their edge of their seats.

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rich - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 9:28 PM

500 mile race and under zero pressure you crash out of the lead on the last bend - gutted !

Cracking drive from Wheldon and seemingly well received by all - not seen too many people more emotional after winning a car race. Good job.

Danica still no closer to doubling her all time win record...

johnnymat

May 29, 2011 9:45 PM

Congratulations to Dan Wheldon. His poise and experience came into play here. No silly "red mist" mistakes like J.R. Hildebrand did. You have to feel for J.R., but he had a big enough lead to be able to lift going into the final turn instead of trying to pass on the high side. I sure hope they throw the appeal out.

bladeboy - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 10:00 AM

Am I missing something but how can you be classified as finishing 2nd when you slide across the line with only 3 wheels on the car ?Surely to finish a car race you need to be able to drive your car across the line ?

bojan - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 10:49 AM

@ bladeboy

Not sure about that. You would think the car would fail post-race scrutineering on some point or other but the Americans have a different philosophy to us Europeans and tend to do all they can to help cars finish the race rather than use any excuse to disqualify them. He did complete the distance, except for one of his wheels, and since none of the wheels would do the full distance anyway I think it's fair enough.

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