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Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indianapolis 500 for the first time
Ryan Hunter-Reay wins Indianapolis 500 for the first time

In qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay could manage no better than 19th-fastest in the 33-car field, which left him puzzled. “It's a head-scratcher,” Hunter-Reay said at the time. “But the race is the only thing that counts.” Hunter-Reay proved his point Sunday, winning his first Indy 500 after a thrilling duel with Helio Castroneves that ended with the second-closest finish in the history of the century-old race. Hunter-Reay also became the first American driver to win the Indy 500 since Sam Hornish Jr. edged Marco Andretti in 2006 in what had been the second-closest finish. “It's a dream come true,” Hunter-Reay, the...

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