Indy 500 Results And Recap 2012: J.R. Hildebrand Finishes 14th

The 2012 edition of the Indianapolis 500 lived up to all expectations, including a spectacular and frightening finish. Unfortunately, Sausalito native J.R. Hildebrand was unable to bring the checkered flag home to the Bay Area as he went for his first win in the world-famous IndyCar event.

Takuma Sato was in the lead heading into the final lap, but just after the white flag came out, Sato spun out and wrecked as Dario Franchitti went to pass. Franchitti picked up the win, while Sato finished in 17th place. As SB Nation's Jeff Gluck reports, Sato claims that Franchitti crowded him, but Franchetti sees things a bit differently.

After the win, Franchitti took a moment to pay homage to the late Dan Wheldon, who won last year's Indy 500 and died in a crash in October.

Here is the full 2012 Indy 500 order of finish:

1. Dario Franchitti
2. Scott Dixon
3. Tony Kanaan
4. Oriol Servia
5. Ryan Briscoe
6. James Hinchcliffe
7. Justin Wilson
8. Charlie Kimball
9. Townsend Bell
10. Helio Castroneves
11. Rubens Barrichello
12. Alex Tagliani
13. Graham Rahal
14. JR Hildebrand
15. James Jakes
16. Simon Pagenaud
17. Takuma Sato
18. E.J. Viso
19. Michel Jourdain Jr.
20. Sebastien Bourdais
21. Ed Carpenter
22. Katherine Legge
23. Ana Beatriz
24. Marco Andretti
25. Josef Newgarden
26. Sebastian Saavedra
27. Ryan Hunter-Reay
28. Will Power
29. Mike Conway
30. Bryan Clauson
31. Wade Cunningham
32. Simona De Silvestro
33. Jean Alesi

SB Nation Bay Area will continue to bring you news, updates and more from the 2012 Indy 500 with this StoryStream. For all things Indycar, head over to Pop Off Valve.

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