-Tony George has taken over as Hulman & Company Chairman of the board

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Franchitti Wins At Indy

A year after the late Dan Wheldon took the checkered flag, Dario Franchitti, one of his best friends, won at Indianapolis.

With wins in 2007, 2010, and now 2012, Franchitti became the 10th driver with 3 or more wins in the '500' , joining Foyt, Al Unser Sr., Mears, Meyer, Shaw, Rose, Rutherford, B. Unser, and Castroneves.

1 - Franchitti
2 - Dixon
3 - Kanaan
4 - Servia
5 - Briscoe
6 - Hinchcliffe
7 - Wilson
8 - Kimball
9 - Bell
10 - Castroneves
11 - Barrichello
12 - Tagliani
13 - Rahal
14 - Hildebrand
15 - Jakes
16 - Pagenaud
17 - Sato
18 - Viso
19 - Jourdain
20 - Bourdais
21 - Carpenter
22 - Legge
23 - Beatriz
24 - Andretti
25 - Newgarden
26 - Saavedra
27 - Hunter-Reay
28 - Power
29 - Conway
30 - Clauson
31 - Cunningham
32 - de Silvestro
33 - Alesi

Notes:

- Today tied 1919 and 1953 as the 2nd hottest '500' ever at 91 degrees.

- 35 lead changes (Avg 1 ever 5.71 laps)

- 10 drivers led laps, each at least 2 (30.3% of the field)

- Rookies finished P11 (Barrichello), P15, P16, P22, P25, P30, P31 & P33

- Dario has a 60% win percentage over his last 5 '500s'

- Dario moved up to 15th in the all-time laps led list

- Dixon moved up to 16th in the all-time laps led list

- Andretti moved up 47 spots to 65th in the all-time laps led list.

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