Motor racing: Australian Power wins 102nd running of Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Australia’s Will Energy stuffed the one gap in his resume by profitable the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday whereas Danica Patrick’s ground-breaking profession and Helio Castroneves’s shot at Brickyard historical past each got here to a crashing finish.
An IndyCar collection champion and 4 occasions runner-up, Energy delivered a cool, calculated drive on a scorching sizzling day to achieve Victory Lane and provides proprietor Roger Penske his 17th Indy 500 success.
Energy, who began on the entrance row, was on the cost after the ultimate warning, coming residence forward of polesitter Ed Carpenter and 2008 winner Scott Dixon of New Zealand.
Patrick, the one lady to win an IndyCar race, had seemed to pen a fairytale end to her profession by including a second victory however couldn’t even make it to the checkered flag, as a substitute slamming nostril first into the wall halfway via the 200-lap race.
It was the identical disappointing finish for three-time Brickyard champion Castroneves as he as soon as once more didn’t seize a record-equalling fourth win in what might need additionally been his final Indy 500.
Reporting by Steve Keating; Enhancing by Clare Fallon