Indy 500 2012: Dario Franchitti Wins For Third Time As Takuma Sato Crashes Late

After a tightly-contested, action-packed, high temperature afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dario Franchitti came out on top to take his third Indianapolis 500 under a caution flag on Sunday.

The 2012 Indy 500 finish was incredible as Japanese driver Takuma Sato, who was running neck-and-neck with with Franchitti, ended up wrecking at the end of the race as he attempted to make pass to take the lead. It was an absolutely amazing ending to a crazy day of racing, one that folks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will not soon to forget.

With 20 laps left, the field had already broken the record for most lead changes in the 96 years of Indianapolis 500 history, which could have been helped by the hot and humid conditions at the Brickyard today.

There was the last of seven cautions late after Marco Andretti crashed making the turn at Turn 1 with only a few laps left. The race went back to the green flag racing with six laps left just in time for a sprint to the finish line.

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