Indy 500.Ends in Unorthodox Finish

INDIANAPOLIS – Marco Andretti earned his first podium finish of the season at Sunday’s Indy 500 following an extensive video review that showed three cars illegally passed the 23-year-old under caution in the race’s final yards.

The unofficial results showed Andretti finished sixth behind winner Dario Franchitti. He was moved up to third more than two hours after the race when IndyCar officials ruled Alex Lloyd, Scott Dixon and Danica Patrick did not have the right to pass Andretti as the field strolled to the finish.

Alex Lloyd moved down one spot to fourth. Scott Dixon moved from fourth to fifth, and Danica Patrick dropped from fifth to sixth after the league nullified the passes they made after the caution flag came out on Lap 199.

Dale Coyne, who owns Lloyd’s car, argued that Andretti’s car was not maintaining speed as the field inched down the front stretch toward the finish line. Coyne said his numbers indicated Andretti had run out of gas.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, that is a new track record. As it stands now, Jean Girard is sitting on the pole, which is a statement of fact, and is in no way a comment on the driver’s sexual orientation.”

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