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Highlights from the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500

  • FILE - In this May 30, 2010, file photo, Mike Conway, of England, crashes in the third turn in the closing laps of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/James Miller, FIle)

    FILE - In this May 30, 2010, file photo, Mike Conway, of England, crashes in the third turn in the closing laps of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/James Miller, FIle)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 30, 2010, file photo, car owner Chip Ganassi, left, celebrates with Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, after they won the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    FILE - In this May 30, 2010, file photo, car owner Chip Ganassi, left, celebrates with Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, after they won the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 94th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 30, 2010

WINNER: Dario Franchitti

AVERAGE SPEED: 161.623 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: Franchitti took the lead on Lap 192 when the leaders, having chosen not to pit when Sebastian Saavedra spun 31 laps earlier, had to stop for fuel. Franchitti also began to conserve fuel over the final laps, but he was able to hold off Dan Wheldon. Marco Andretti wound up with his third top-three finish in five starts. Ryan Hunter-Reay ran out of fuel on the last lap and was hit by Mike Conway, who broke his leg in the accident.

NOTABLE: It was the first race with four female starters. Danica Patrick finished sixth and Simona de Silvestro won rookie of the year after finishing 14th. Franchitti's victory eventually gave team owner Chip Ganassi a sweep of the Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray), the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400 when McMurray won at Indianapolis later in the year.