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IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, leads the (Credit: AP)

IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, leads the field across the start/finish line on the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012)

2012 Indianapolis 500

Dario Franchitti won his third career Indianapolis 500.

IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, leads James
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IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, leads James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, across the start/finish line on the start of the 96th Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012)

IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, leads the
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IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, leads the field across the start/finish line on the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012)

IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, leads the
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IndyCar driver Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, leads the field down the main straight on the start of the 96th Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012)

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Crew members for Scott Dixon, of New Zealand,
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Crew members for Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, service his car during a pit stop during IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012)

Will Power, of Australia, drives under Mike Conway,
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Will Power, of Australia, drives under Mike Conway, of England, after they made contact in the first turn during IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012).

IndyCar drivers, front to back, James Hinchcliffe, of
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IndyCar drivers, front to back, James Hinchcliffe, of Canada; Ryan Hunter-Reay; Will Power, of Australia; Helio Castroneves, of Brazil; Ryan Briscoe, also of Australia; and Josef Newgarden receive service on the first pit stop during the running of the 96th Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012)

Ashley Judd, actress and wife of Dario Franchitti
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Ashley Judd, actress and wife of Dario Franchitti walks through the pit area during the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012)

Takuma Sato, right, of Japan, spins in the
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Takuma Sato, right, of Japan, spins in the first turn under Dario Franchitti on the final lap of IndyCar's Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (May 27, 2012)

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Crew members for Dario Franchitti celebrates as he
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Crew members for Dario Franchitti celebrates as he wins IndyCar's Indianapolis 500. (May 27, 2012)

Dario Franchitti celebrates in victory circle after winning
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Dario Franchitti celebrates in victory circle after winning IndyCar's Indianapolis 500. (May 27, 2012)

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