The 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 has seen the checkered flags and a new winner has been crowned. Although we didn’t drink milk for a third time, we saw Marco Andretti start his 13th race on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s oval. Andretti had high hopes of adding another Indianapolis 500 victory to the Andretti family legacy.
Running consistently in the top 10, the third-generation driver ran as high as sixth before losing pace in the closing stints. The Pennsylvania-native saw both the green and checkered flags fly from the 12th position. After racing all 200 laps, Andretti has completed 93.5% of the 2,566 laps possible in his career at the Indy 500.
In His Words.
“We seemed to be there in the beginning and then just lost something at the end. We were trying to figure out what it was, but I just lost pace in the end. We were sort of where we needed to be, not really to win the race but right up in the thick of things and we just slipped down. We think we know what it was, but knowing that now makes us a day late and a dollar short. Big thanks to my U.S. Concrete guys for the hard work all month long.”