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Indy 500: Race results

Dario Franchitti won the 2012 Indianapolis 500 after Takuma Sato spun trying to pass him for the lead just after the white flag came out at the start of the final lap.
Dario Franchitti is a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 after holding off late challenges from Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan, and finally from Takuma Sato who spun into the wall while trying to pass Franchitti on the low line at the white flag.

Franchitti had needed to recover from an early disastrous pit stop that relegated him to the back of the field after he was punted into a spin by EJ Viso.

Marco Andretti, Mike Conway and Will Power all exited the race through accidents, while Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Bryan Clauson and Wade Cunningham all retired with technical problems. Lotus pair Jean Alesi and Simona de Silvestro were parked just ten laps into the race for being outside the 105 per cent speed margin of the leaders.

Race results

1. #50 Dario Franchitti Honda 2:58:51.2532s (200 laps)
2. #9 Scott Dixon Honda + 0.0295s
3. #11 Tony Kanaan Chevrolet + 0.0677s
4. #22 Oriol Servia Chevrolet + 2.9166s
5. #2 Ryan Briscoe Chevrolet + 3.6721s
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe Chevrolet + 4.0962s
7. #18 Justin Wilson Honda + 4.2430s
8. #83 Charlie Kimball Honda + 4.6056s
9. #99 Townsend Bell Honda + 5.6168s
10. #3 Helio Castroneves Chevrolet + 7.6352s
11. #8 Rubens Barrichello Chevrolet + 7.9240s
12. #98 Alex Tagliani Honda + 8.2543s
13. #38 Graham Rahal Honda + 8.7539s
14. #4 JR Hildebrand Chevrolet + 11.3423s
15. #19 James Jakes Honda + 13.4494s
16. #77 Simon Pagenaud Honda + 14.1382s
17. #15 Takuma Sato Honda + 1 laps (Contact)
18. #5 EJ Viso Chevrolet + 1 laps (199 laps)
19. #30 Michel Jourdain Honda + 1 laps (199 laps)
20. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Chevrolet + 1 laps (199 laps)
21. #20 Ed Carpenter Chevrolet + 1 laps (199 laps)
22. #6 Katherine Legge Chevrolet + 1 laps (199 laps)
23. #25 Ana Beatriz Chevrolet + 10 laps (190 laps)

Retirements

24. #26 Marco Andretti Chevrolet + 13 laps (Contact)
25. #67 Josef Newgarden Honda + 39 laps (Mechanical)
26. #17 Sebastian Saavedra Chevrolet + 57 laps (Electrical)
27. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Chevrolet + 77 laps (Suspension)
28. #12 Will Power Chevrolet + 121 laps (Contact)
29. #14 Mike Conway Honda + 122 laps (Contact)
30. #39 Bryan Clauson Honda + 154 laps (Mechanical)
31. #41 Wade Cunningham Honda + 158 laps (Electrical)
32. #78 Simona de Silvestro Lotus + 190 laps (105 per cent rule)
33. #64 Jean Alesi Lotus + 191 laps (105 per cent rule)



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After a restart, Simon Pagenaud (#77) leads Scott Dixon (#9), Alex Tagliani (#98), Michel Jourdain, Jr. (#30), Dario Franchitti (#50), Sebastian Saavedra (#17), Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28), Graham Rahal (#38), Charlie Kimball (#83) and Helio Castroneves (#3) into turn one. 96th Indianapolis 500 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 27 May 2012. (c) 2012, F. Peirce Williams. LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Dario Franchitti, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Sebastian Saavedra and Ryan Briscoe. 96th Indianapolis 500 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - 27 May 2012. (c) 2012, Phillip Abbott. LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V-6, celebrates his victory Sunday, April 19, 2015 after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Chevrolet sweeps the podium as Juan Pablo Montoya (l to r), driver of the #2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar; Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Verizon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V-6 and Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6, celebrate Saturday, April 18, 2015 after finishing third, first and second in the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 pumps his fist as he crosses the finish line, winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 races to victory Sunday, April 19, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon lead the field into Turn 1 during the start of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon enters Turn 3 during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon navigates the fountain turn complex during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies in Victory Lane for Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, and Juan Pablo Montoya on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates in Victory Lane following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon drinks the champagne following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon drinks the champagne following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden in his pit stand. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden apexes the hairpin turn during qualifications for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates winning the pole Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates winning the pole Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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