2014 Indy 500 Race.
INDIANAPOLIS — Ryan Hunter-Reay victory in Sundays 98th Indianapolis 500 lifted his arm into the air as he crossed the bricks just a few feet ahead of Helio Castroneves.
There was only 0.0600 of a second separating the two cars, the margin was the second-closest in Indy 500 history, ending one of the most existing finishes with a six-lap shootout in which Hunter-Reay and Castroneves traded the lead four times.
"This is what I've dreamed of since I was a little kid," Hunter-Reay said. "This is everything I've worked for. The (IndyCar) championship (in 2012) is right next to this, and this Is probably a little bit ahead of that. It's amazing."
The victory also pushed an American racer into the limelight for the first time since Sam Hornish Jr. won in 2006, a boon for a race trying to hold its audience and a fact Hunter-Reay quickly seized upon.
"I was always trying to get here," he said. "To even have a shot at it is unbelievable. When you look at the NASCAR side of racing, it's all Americans. Open-wheel is a very international sport. The best talent from around the world is here doing battle in every type of discipline — ovals, street circuits, road courses, short ovals. It's the only championship in the world like that. It's a true drivers' championship."
I’ve posted some of my photos on my website at http://www.indianapolis-sports-photography.com.
Congratulations to all the drivers and to IMS staff for putting on one of the most exciting racing events in it’s history. Well done…….
5.Juan Pablo Montoya