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With chill in air, Indy 500 gets under way with crash by Hildebrand in opening laps

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    The field for the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race poses on the start/finish line before the start of the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Associated Press

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    In this image made with a fisheye lens, the car of Takuma Sato, of Japan, is towed from the garage area to pit lane before the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)The Associated Press

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    A fly-over of historic war planes during the National Anthem makes it was over the track before the start of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Associated Press

The green flag dropped with a chill in the air for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, and it didn't take long for J.R. Hildebrand to bring out the first caution of the race.

The Panther Racing driver lost control in a turn and crashed into the outside wall after just three laps. It was Hildebrand who crashed on the final lap while leading two years ago.

The race resumed after Hildebrand's car was removed from the track with pole sitter Ed Carpenter leading the field. But all eyes were further back in the pack, where Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti were trying to become four-time winners of the race.

Marco Andretti was running second early on as he tries to end the "Andretti Curse."