Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins The 2014 Indy 500

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After a relatively incident-free running of the 98th Indianapolis 500, Ryan Hunter-Reay is your 2014 race winner. Congrats Ryan!


The race was marred by a few crashes, of course, including one that induced a red flag with only nine laps to go, but this year set a record and became the first race since solid record-keeping began in 1976 to go over the halfway mark without seeing a yellow flag.

Kurt Busch, sadly, didn't win. But he might want to avoid the delay of the Winner's Circle anyways – he's attempting the infamous Double Duty, or the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 all in the same day.

The only other driver ever to complete that feat of endurance is, astonishingly, Tony Stewart, who did it twice. And he did damn good, too, coming in sixth at Indy and third at the Coke 600 in 2001.

And if you're wondering how Busch can make it between Indiana and North Carolina that quickly, it involves a plane, and also probably some helicopters:

Congrats again to Ryan! Hope you enjoy that 2% milk!


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Gahhh.. ESPN screwed the pooch on the final with the split screen. No one cares about the blondes... they started so nicely too