JR Hildebrand drove a spectacular race, held it together, and looked like he was going to become the first rookie to win the Indianapolis 500 in about ten years. But a crash in turn #4 saw Hildebrand scrape his car across the finish line, resulting in 2nd place.
There was a question about whether winner Dan Wheldon's victory would stand, and whether the yellow flag came out before or after Wheldon passed Hildebrand's car. The latest I have heard (at 5:47 pm) is that Hildebrand will not contest the results of the race, so Wheldon's victory stands and Hildebrand holds on to the scariest damn finish in 100 years of IndyCar racing.
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