posted on May, 27 2007 @ 06:01 PM
I was rooting for Marco Andretti, who crashed big time just before the rains began, but Franchitti is a deserving winner.
Scotland's Dario Franchitti won the 91st Indianapolis 500 here Sunday when the race was halted by rain after 165 of the scheduled 200 laps.
Franchitti, the husband of actress Ashley Judd, became only the second Scotsman to win the US oval classic, the first since Jim Clark in 1965.
Rain had stopped the race for more than three hours with Brazil's Tony Kanaan leading after 113 laps, but racing resumed and Franchitti, who started
on the outside of row one, hung on to win.
A cut tire forced Franchitti into a risky fuel strategy, staying out when rivals pitted just before the rain returned. His car had only enough fuel
for another 10 laps but the rain came at just the right moment for Franchitti.
"I can hardly believe it," Franchitti said. "Who would have thought it?"
[edit on 2007/5/27 by GradyPhilpott] extra DIV