New Zealander Scott Dixon wins Indy 500
05/25/2008 3:57 PM
05/16/2014 5:04 PM
Scott Dixon came out of the pits first after the final caution of the day and held on to win the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday.
It was the New Zealander’s first victory in the world’s biggest race.
Finishing second was Vitor Meira, who was the race leader when he entered the pits for the final stop of the day.
Third was Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves was fourth.
Dixon, who started the race from the pole, finished second at Indy last year.
Danica Patrick finished 22nd after being involved in a pit-road accident during the final caution of the day. Also involved was Ryan Briscoe. After getting out of her car, Patrick walked briskly up pit road in an effort to get to Briscoe but was headed off by Indy Racing League security agent Charles Burns.
“It’s probably best I didn’t get down there,” she said.
This year’s 500 was the first since the unification of the formerly feuding top open-wheel series. The result was very few empty seats in at an Indianapolis Motor Speedway track which seats almost 250,000.
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