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Franchitti wins Indy 500 under yellow flag; Sato crashes on final lap

Scott Dixon and his crew during a pit stop. (Photo: Associated Press)
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500 for the third time, taking advantage when Takuma Sato crashed on the final lap.

Dario Franchitti of Scotland celebrates his third Indy 500 victory with his wife, actress Ashley Judd.
Dario Franchitti of Scotland celebrates his third Indy 500 victory.

The Japanese driver went for the lead going into the first turn, pulled even with Franchitti but got too low, and it sent him into the outside wall.

Sato's car barely missed Franchitti, who coasted across the line under a yellow caution flag to become the 10th driver to win at least three Indy 500s.

Franchitti's teammate, Scott Dixon, finished second.

Tony Kanaan, who had the lead off the last restart with six laps to go, settled for third on a blistering day at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

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