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Highlights from the 95th running of the Indianapolis 500

  • FILE - In this May 29, 2011, file photo, IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand reacts next to track safety personnel after he crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Dan Wheldon, of England, won the race. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    FILE - In this May 29, 2011, file photo, IndyCar driver JR Hildebrand reacts next to track safety personnel after he crashed on the final lap of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Dan Wheldon, of England, won the race. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 29, 2011, file photo, IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, of England, crosses the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    FILE - In this May 29, 2011, file photo, IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, of England, crosses the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 29, 2011, file photo, IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, of England, douses himself with milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The unusual beverage choice, after a race that lasted hours, was embraced by dairy farmers and has become one of the most unique traditions in sports. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

    FILE - In this May 29, 2011, file photo, IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, of England, douses himself with milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The unusual beverage choice, after a race that lasted hours, was embraced by dairy farmers and has become one of the most unique traditions in sports. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)  (The Associated Press)

RACE: 95th Indianapolis 500

DATE: May 29, 2011

WINNER: Dan Wheldon

AVERAGE SPEED: 170.265 mph

WHAT HAPPENED: American rookie J.R. Hildebrand was poised to take the checkered flag when his car drifted high on the final turn of the last lap and he hit the wall. Wheldon slipped by as Hildebrand skidded down the front stretch, winning his second Indy 500. Hildebrand finished second in his wrecked car.

NOTABLE: The race capped a three-year centennial celebration of the Indy 500. Donald Trump was supposed to drive the pace car but stepped away due to "time constraints," though there was a public campaign to prevent him from participating. Wheldon won for one-off team Bryan Herta Autosport, much to the chagrin of Hildebrand's team Panther Racing — which fired Wheldon before the season. Wheldon was killed that October in a wreck at Las Vegas.