May 28, 2006

Hornish Wins the Indianapolis 500: In the second closest finish at Indianapolis, Sam Hornish Jr. got a good run exiting the final turn and passed rookie Marco Andretti for the win.

posted by houston2006 to auto racing at 03:35 PM - 13 comments

What a freakin finish... I couldn't believe Hornish came back after the early take off... Isn't there supposed to be a penalty for that?

posted by everett at 03:36 PM on May 28, 2006

Hornish took a drive-through penalty. That ending was incredible. Marco Andretti passes his father with three laps left, defends his lead against Hornish with one lap, then loses it by less than a car length. The announcers were giddy. I like how Marco handled himself in the post-race interview, where he was completely despondent. "Second is nothing," he said.

posted by rcade at 03:41 PM on May 28, 2006

Ya gotta like his spirit, but he'll have plenty of chances to win it (barring a disaster). He sure gave it a heck of a try, but Hornish did an awful lot to earn it, too.

posted by ctal1999 at 03:46 PM on May 28, 2006

Wow, Ganassi was the real loser here today. That'll continue tonight in the Coca Cola 600.

posted by machaus at 03:58 PM on May 28, 2006

Sorry rcade, I did see that...

posted by everett at 04:09 PM on May 28, 2006

I just hope the Coke 600 is just as exciting

posted by houston2006 at 04:12 PM on May 28, 2006

Coming soon to an internet near you,

posted by jerseygirl at 05:09 PM on May 28, 2006

I was at the race. What a finish! I would have liked to see Andretti-Green in the winners circle, but Hornish is a class act. Nice job by all.

posted by ballen7065 at 05:10 PM on May 28, 2006

He'd probably be the first to admit that he was lucky to have a shot at winning, thanks to the late caution which turned it into a four-lap sprint. Of course, that's why I don't particularly like this form of racing, even if it produces exciting results.

posted by etagloh at 05:43 PM on May 28, 2006

Great Race. Had the flair of Indy of old.

posted by JIM W. at 08:01 PM on May 28, 2006

Very good race. The first 67 laps were a snoozer. After that, it was a good race.

posted by dbt302 at 10:34 PM on May 28, 2006

TiVo.....the best thing to ever be invented for watching races, the 500 in particular. FF thru all the boring stuff and turn the greatest 4-hr specticle in racing into about 45 min. of excitement. Great finish....thats what the 500 is all about...gotta admit I was pulling for the kid, but Hornish is very deserving, and had the best car all month. Way to go, Sam!!

posted by eccsport78 at 01:56 AM on May 29, 2006

yes an awesome race by Sam..hey.. he's now the man...for the year..congrats to kasey for winning the coke-cola 600..

posted by ktown at 08:04 PM on May 29, 2006

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