Dario Franchitti Wins Indy 500

Dario Franchitti is now a two-time winner of the 2010 Indianapolis 500. He very well may have benefited from the yellow flag which effectively ended the race -- Franchitti was running out of fuel, and Dan Wheldon was closing fast. Wheldon ended up finishing second.

Danica Patrick shuffled through the crowd to place fifth at the end.

However, on the north end, Mike Conway is the focus of attention at the moment. He was involved in a ferocious wreck; we'll have more on him shortly.

Here's what Tony Johns of our own Pop Off Valve had to say about Mr. Franchitti before the race:

The 2007 winner of the Indy 500, Franchitti took a year off in 2008 for an ill-fated stab at NASCAR racing. Returning in 2009, Franchitti finished the year as the IZOD IndyCar Series champion. His Target Chip Ganassi team lacks the outright speed enjoyed by Penske Racing, but Franchitti and team strategist Mike Hull make up for it in patience, good strategy and a well-balanced car -- all elements that could add up to a victory.

For all things Indy 500, follow SB Nation's open-wheel racing blog, Pop Off Valve.

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