Indianapolis 500 Winner 2012: Dario Franchitti Earns Third Indy Victory, Marco Andretti Finishes 24th

For the third time in its 96th year, the Indianapolis 500 has Dario Franchitti in the winners circle drinking the iconic milk and kissing the brinks of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Franchitti held off Japan's Takum Sato, who was charging fast but wrecked in Turn 1 of the final lap which brought out a caution and ended the race.

Franchitti outraced second-place finisher Scott Dixon, who finished just ahead of Tony Kanaan, Oriol Servia and pole-sitter Ryan Briscoe, respectively. Sato finished in 17th place.

Marco Andretti, the son of Michael Andretti helps run Andretti Autosports, based in Nazareth, Pa., finished in 24th place after crashing with about 10 laps remaining. Andretti ended the day with 59 laps led, but encountered some vibration troubles with about 50 laps to go and crashed trying to catch up to the leaders.

Overall, there was a record-setting 30 lead changes among nine different drivers and sixth caution flags.

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