Video: Final lap crash hands Wheldon Indy 500 victory




Dramatic racing was not restricted to Monaco and Formula 1 this weekend, as the Indianapolis 500 produced a stunning twist of its own.

While the Grand Prix promised an exciting finish and failed to deliver, the final result of the 100th anniversary of the American classic was decided on the final corner.
Rookie JR Hildebrand was heading for a surprise victory, having coaxed 36 laps out of his car's fuel tank while others had to pull into the pits, when he slammed into the wall at the very last bend.

This allowed 32-year-old Englishman Dan Wheldon to sweep past and take a victory he was surely not expecting. Officials decided he had passed just before the caution lights were switched on, so the pass was legitimate and allowed Wheldon to take a second victory in the famous race, after his first in 2005.

It will be of some consolation, but probably not much, that 23-year-old Hildebrand's car kept enough momentum to slide across the line and take second place. Check out the video of the end of the race below.


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