Hunter-Reay Holds Off Castroneves For First Indy 500 Win

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

Hunter-Reay Holds Off Castroneves For First Indy 500 Win

May 25, 2014 Updated May 25, 2014 at 9:25 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (21 Alive)-- Ryan Hunter-Reay was denied a shot at a final-lap victory in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race because of a yellow flag for a single-car incident in Turn 1.

A similar situation materialized in the 98th edition, but this time Hunter-Reay was the one drinking the milk in Victory Circle.

Hunter-Reay held off three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves by just .0600 of a second -- the second-closest margin of victory in the history of the event -- in a six-lap shootout to claim his first Indy 500 victory. Marco Andretti finished .3171 of a second back for his third third-place finish in nine starts.

Carlos Munoz, who finished second last year as a rookie, finished fourth, and 2000 Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya was fifth. Kurt Busch, who had 600 more miles of racing left in North Carolina, placed sixth in his first Indy car race.




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