May 25

Honda Automobiles: Honda Wins Indianapolis 500!

Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay claims first Indy victory Second Honda Indy victory in last three years; 10th Honda Indy triumph since 2003 Honda powers four of top-six finishers Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, edging Helio Castoneves by six hundredths of a second in the second-closed finish in “500” history. After running for the first 300 miles at the fastest pace in “500” history, a late-race red flag set up a six-lap shootout to the finish, with Hunter-Reay, Castroneves and the Honda-powered car of Marco Andretti in contention for the victory. Hunter-Reay and Castroneves traded the lead repeatedly in the final six laps, with Andretti stalking less than a half-second behind.

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